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Man Ray Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
Man Ray / Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
by Phillip Prodger
Hardcover from Merrell Publishers
ISBN: 1858945577
Bringing together unique and rarely seen photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings, this exquisite book tells the story of the tumultuous relationship between the artists Man Ray (1890 1976) and Lee Miller (1907 1977). From 1929 to 1932, the two lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Historically, Miller has been described as Man Ray's muse, but Partners in Surrealism reveals how their brief, mercurial love affair was a key source of mutual and sustained inspiration, resulting in some of the most powerful work of each artist's career. Featuring a candid and poignant contribution from Antony Penrose, the son of Miller and the English painter Roland Penrose, on the relationship between Man Ray and his parents in later years, this is an extraordinary exploration of the love, lust and desire that drove the art of the Surrealists.
 
Lee Miller: A Life
Lee Miller: A Life
by Carolyn Burke
Paperback from University Of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226080676
Lee Miller's life embodied all the contradictions and complications of the twentieth century: a model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and domestic goddess, she was also America's first female war correspondent. Carolyn Burke, a biographer and art critic, here reveals how the muse who inspired Man Ray, Cocteau, and Picasso could be the same person who unflinchingly photographed the horrors of Buchenwald and Dachau. Burke captures all the verve and energy of Miller's life: from her early childhood trauma to her stint as a Vogue model and art-world ingénue, from her harrowing years as a war correspondent to her unconventional marriages and passion for gourmet cooking. A lavishly illustrated story of art and beauty, sex and power, Modernism and Surrealism, Lee Miller illuminates an astonishing woman's journey from art object to artist.
 
Lee Miller s War
Lee Miller's War
by Antony Penrose, David E. Scherman
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500285586

The full range of Lee Miller's outstanding photographs from World War II, accompanied by her brilliant dispatches.
Lee Miller's work for Vogue from 1941 to 1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. Her words combine immediacy with acute observation, and deep personal involvement with professional detachment. Complementing her writing here are two hundred remarkable photographs from the Lee Miller Archives. They show war-ravaged cities, buildings, and landscapes; but above all they portray war-resilient people--soldiers, leaders, medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains, and the heroes.
There is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St. Malo and in the bitterly fought Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the victims of Dachau. The war's horror is relieved by the spirit of postliberation Paris, where she indulged in frivolous fashions and recorded memorable conversations with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon, and Colette. The book ends with Miller's on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of Hitler's abandoned house in Munich and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden, which marked a symbolic end to the war. 160 duotone illustrations.
 
The Lives of Lee Miller
The Lives of Lee Miller
by Antony Penrose
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500275092

"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 Condé Nast and immortalized by Steichen, Hoyningen-Huene, Horst, and other famous photographers.
· Lee Miller: 1929: Paris. Protégé 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 Miró. To these are added many other photos that complement Penrose's highly readable biography of this uniquely talented artist. 171 duotone illustrations.
 
The Home of the Surrealists: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and their Circle at Farley Farm
The Home of the Surrealists: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose and their Circle at Farley Farm
by Antony Penrose
Paperback from Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 0711228329
Written by Anthony Penrose, son of American photographer and feminist icon Lee Miller and British artist Roland Penrose, this work provides a personal insight into their life together at Farley Farm, Sussex where they played host to some of the greatest 20th-century artists.
 
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose: The Green Memories of Desire (Pegasus)
Lee Miller and Roland Penrose: The Green Memories of Desire (Pegasus)
by Katherine Slusher
Paperback from Prestel Publishing
ISBN: 3791337629

This richly illustrated joint biography tells the story of how a fashion model turned photographer and an English Quaker turned Surrealist painter and art collector influenced modern art with their vision and passion. As they inspired each other's careers and established their home as a meeting place for the exchange of ideas among artists such as Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Paul Eluard, Joan Miro, and Saul Steinberg, Miller and Penrose created a life together that was in itself a work of art. In the book concise accounts of their lives are followed by comparisons of their works, which demonstrate their symbiotic relationship. The range of art reproduced in the book - photographs, sketches, paintings, and collages - offers a kaleidoscopic sampling of these two important oeuvres and an exquisite portrayal of a unique and uniquely productive partnership.

 
The Art of Lee Miller
The Art of Lee Miller
by Mark Haworth-Booth
Hardcover from Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300123752
"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 Dalí. 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. 
 
Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life
Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life
by Richard Calvocoressi
Paperback from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500285225

Lee Miller is possibly the 20th century's most famous woman photographer. During her extraordinary life, she came into contact with a wide range of people including many of the most celebrated and influential artists, writers, actors, fashion designers and socialites of the last century. The photographs include not only Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Igor Stravinsky, Henry Moore, Colette, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire and a host of others, but also pictures of unsung individuals engaged in war work. Most memorable of all are Miller's pictures of victims and perpetrators of Nazi oppression - some of the most powerful images from the last century. These brilliant portraits are shown together for the first time. Throughout the book, Richard Calvocoressi demonstrates the originality and artistry of Miller's work, while exploring the relationship between the photographs and her fascinating life.

 
Lee Miller Photographer
Lee Miller Photographer
by Jane Livingston, Lee Miller
Hardcover from Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500541396

Fashion model, photographer, war correspondent, Lee Miller is now being rediscovered for her remarkable talent. Here is a rich selection of her finest photographs, one that will ensure Lee Miller's place among the great photographers of the 20th century. 100 duotone photos.

 
Lee Miller: On Both Sides of the Camera (Bloomsbury Lives of Women)
Lee Miller: On Both Sides of the Camera (Bloomsbury Lives of Women)
by Carolyn Burke
Paperback from Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 0747581193
 

 
 
 

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