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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.


"'Miller leaves a legacy that is second to none' - The Guardian 'These pictures alternately amuse, thrill and horrify, leaping from the page with all the vigour they must have had when they first appeared... impeccably researched and truly illuminating' - What's On in London 'Superb' - Scotland on Sunday" --このテキストは、 ペーパーバック 版に関連付けられています。



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18 人中、18人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
A marvellous memento 2002/12/12
投稿者 Philippe Vandenbroeck - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
Now that we have definitively entered into a troubled 21st century, I am developing a weird kind of nostalgia for the equally troubled previous one. This book, a marvellous memento of the period between 1930 and 1960, does everything to fuel this ambiguous attraction.
With portraits of Chaplin, many of the leading Surrealists, Picasso, Stravinsky, T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Henry Moore and many others, Miller's twin eye Rolleiflex produces a very intimate view of the artistic scene in the middle of the 20th century. Some of the pictures were taken in the artist's studio, some in Miller's own studio, but most show the sitters informally and relaxed in mundane surroundings, weaving the mystery of artistic inspiration into the fabric of daily life. Whatever the context, Miller's portraits show the mark of a great artist, with composition, lighting and atmosphere invariably matched to the personality of the sitter. A great deal of her pictures are quite classical in conception, but many are spiced up with an occasional Surrealist wink.
The war pictures are a different matter. When Miller registers the ravages of this savage conflict, irony makes way for tragic grandeur. For example, the portrait of a Nazi suicide, daughther of the Leipzig Mayor, reconnects with the dramatic clair obscur of Carravaggio. Many of the images of wrens and ordinary service men reveal the quiet determination of people amidst a whirlwind of extreme violence. One of the most impressive pictures of this period, and in a sense an untypical one, depicts a murdered German prison guard floating in a canal bounding the Dachau camp, producing a mixture of the bucolic and the tragic which is very moving.
This book is beautifully produced and is a delight to hold in your hands. The captions that go with the pictures are well written and very informative. I would have wished for a more extensive lead essay by Richard Calvocoressi, but maybe we can find more information elsewhere. Pity also that the UK version of this book sports the Hein Heckroth portrait on its cover, which I do not find one of the most attractive pictures in this collection. But these minor quibbles do not detract for this valuable addition to my library.
10 人中、10人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
A truly captivating, highly recommended gallery 2002/12/8
投稿者 Midwest Book Review - (Amazon.com)
形式: ハードカバー
Compiled and captioned by Richard Calvocoressi (Director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh), Lee Miller: Portraits from a Life is an amazing collection of memorable and visually impressive black-and-white photographs taken by the extraordinary fashion model and professional photographer Lee Miller, who began to study the craft of capturing life with a camera in Paris during 1929. A complete range of Lee Miller's moving and inspirational photographs is presented, with each with a brief caption offering a little background on the setting and people. A significant contribution to any personal, professional, academic, or community library Photography reference collection, Lee Miller: Portraits From A Life a truly captivating, highly recommended gallery showcasing the work of a very remarkable and talented woman.
3 人中、3人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
More than a coffee table book! 2013/12/3
投稿者 bethany - (Amazon.com)
形式: ペーパーバック Amazonで購入
This is a beautiful book of Lee Miller's work . It's also a great read. I was late to work looking through it the day it came in the mail. What an inspirational woman. More than a coffee table book!
5 人中、1人の方が、「このレビューが参考になった」と投票しています。
The world feels like Lee Millers family album 2008/2/9
投稿者 andrew pridmore - (Amazon.com)
形式: ペーパーバック
A photographically rich tapestry of lives, lives that were all rich in so many different ways.
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