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The Art of Lee Miller (book)

Haworth-Booth, Mark (2007) The Art of Lee Miller (book). Victoria and Albert Museum and Yale University Press.

Type of Research: Book
Creators: Haworth-Booth, Mark

<p><u>The Art of Lee Miller</u> by Haworth-Booth was published by the Victoria and Albert Museum in association with Yale University Press in 2007. </p>

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.</p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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. </p>

Official Website: http://yalepress.yale.edu/Yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300123753
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Mark Haworth-Booth is visiting professor of photography, University of the Arts, London, and honorary research fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum, where he was curator of photographs for thirty-five years. He is the author of numerous books including Photography: An Independent Art (1997).

Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Victoria and Albert Museum and Yale University Press
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 19 March 2007
Digital Object Identifier: 978-1851775040
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 15:32
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:41
Item ID: 1983
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/1983

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