The Art of Lee Miller

The Art of Lee Miller

Book - 2007
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"This is the most scholarly, accessible, and exciting writing on Lee Miller to date."
---Anthony Penrose, Lee Miller Archives
Lee Miller (1907--1977) was one of the most remarkable photographic artists of the 20th century. She created Surrealist-inspired photographs of haunting originality, portraits of genius, and daring war photographs. This unprecedented book brings together all of Miller's major vintage prints for the first time, including sensational works never before published, rare and revealing drawings, selections from Miller's writings as a war correspondent for Vogue magazine, and an extraordinary collage from 1937.
Miller performed with unique success on both sides of the camera. A renowned beauty, she began her career being photographed as a fashion and fine art model by such luminaries as Arnold Genthe and Edward Steichen, stunning examples of which are included in this book. Miller moved to Paris in 1928, determined to take up photography; there she became the apprentice, collaborator, and muse of Man Ray. In the 1930s and '40s, Miller shot remarkable portraits of such iconic figures as Marlene Dietrich, Charlie Chaplin, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dal#65533;. Turning her Surrealist eye to unexpected photographic subjects, she earned major commissions from American and European fashion magazines and also became a respected photo-journalist. Miller's startling images of the Dachau concentration camp are among the most powerful records of the Holocaust.
Published in conjunction with the centenary of Miller's birth, this beautifully designed and produced book is an essential survey of this fascinating woman's life and career.   
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780300123753
Characteristics: 224 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Victoria and Albert Museum


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Mar 30, 2019

If you are interested in the photographic career of American camerawoman, Lee Miller, then, this first-rate volume offers you a well-rounded look at the overall scope of her work.

This book not only contains portraits of many well-known celebrities from both Europe and America - But, it also gives you a good perspective of Miller's impressive photojournalism, as well as her notable work as a street photographer, too.

Mar 29, 2019

In the late-1920s - Lee Miller (born 1907) was one of the most sought after fashion models in NYC. Soon tiring of this sort of work - Miller traveled to Paris, France where she apprenticed herself to surrealist photographer, Man Ray.

This glossy volume (that includes biographical text) contains more than 150 b&w photographs (primarily portraits and WW2 photojournalism) showcasing Miller's impressive skill with the camera and her keen eye for capturing her subject with such striking vividness.

*Note* - In 1977 - Lee Miller (70 at the time) died of cancer.


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