Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life
Artist(s): Lee Miller
Author(s): Richard Calvocoressi
Year published: 2002
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: Illustrated in B&W throughout
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Lee Miller is arguably 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 the photographer’s work, while exploring the relationship between the photographs and Lee Miller’s fascinating life.