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Lee Miller A Life

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ISBN-10: 0226080676

ISBN-13: 9780226080673

Edition: 2007

Authors: Carolyn Burke

List price: $18.00
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Description:

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 ingenue, 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.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Contents
Introduction
Elizabeth
A Poughkeepsie Girlhood (1907-15)
Never Jam Today (1915-25)
Circulating Around (1925-26)
Being in Vogue (1926-29)
Miss Lee Miller
Montparnasse with Man Ray (1929-30)
La Femme Surrealiste (1930-32)
The Lee Miller Studio in Manhattan (1932-34)
Madame Eloui Bey
Egypt (1934-37)
Surrealist Encampments (Summer 1937)
The Egyptian Complex (1937-39)
Lee Miller, War Correspondent
London in the Blitz (1939-44)
Covering the War in France (1944-45)
Covering the War in Germany (1945)
Postwar (1945-46)
Lady Penrose
Patching Things Up (1946-50)
A Double Life (1950-61)
A Second Fame (1961-71)
Retrospectives (1971-77)
Afterword
Appendix: A Lee Miller Dinner for Eight
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index