Lee Miller: A Life.
by [Photography] Burke, Carolyn.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket . This excellent biography of noted photographer and model Lee Miller deftly chronicles her early life, which includes a questionable relationship with her father and a childhood rape, her photographic apprenticeship and romance with Man Ray in Paris in the Twenties, her journalistic experiences during WWII and her unconventional marriages. 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 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. Illustrated with photographs.
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
Book Id: 26070