"Part memoir, part photo essay, part search for the real woman behind an unconventional mother....Should ensure Miller the place she deserves in future histories of the period."--"Art in America"
- Lee Miller: 1927: New York. Classically beautiful, she is discovered by Conde Nast and immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, and other famous photographers.
- Lee Miller: 1929: Paris. Protege and lover of Man Ray, she invents with him the solarization technique of photography and develops into a brilliant Surrealist photographer.
- Lee Miller: 1939-1945: Europe. She becomes a U.S. war correspondent and covers the liberation of Paris. Her photographs of the Dachau concentration camp shock the world.
These are but three of the many lives of Lee Miller, intimately recorded here by her son, Antony Penrose, whose years of work on her photographic archives unearthed a rich selection of her finest work, including portraits of her friends Picasso, Braque, Ernst, Eluard, and Miro. To these are added many other photos that complement Penrose's highly readable biography of this uniquely talented artist. 171 duotone illustrations.
This appealing celebration of the life and work of model, photographer and war correspondent Lee Miller is captivating on many levels: as an account of the increasing sophistication of photography, as a record of a disappearing world as parts of Europe are laid waste by war, and as the story of a brave and independent spirit, told by her son with the benefit of previously undiscovered material. First published in 1985, this is a welcome reissue. (Kirkus UK)
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 18th February 1999
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.2 x 20.8
Weight (kg): 1.1
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition