Lee Miller in Fashion

Author: Becky Conekin
Publisher: Monacelli Press
ISBN: 1580933769
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 7589
Lee Miller was a Vogue cover girl, Man Ray's lover, the first photojournalist at the liberation of Dachau and Buchenwald, and one of the most important female photographers of the 20th century. Combining fine art and urban wit, her photographic technique was learned from the great photographers of her day, among them are Edward Steichen, Man Ray and George Hoyningen-Huene. Becky E. Conekin's Lee Miller in Fashion gives us a wide lens view on Miller's fashion photography. Set against the fast-changing landscapes of New York, Paris, and London, it reveals a neglected chapter in Miller's life: how this incredible woman challenged conventions and broke boundaries in her fashion photography for the leading magazines of the day. Using never-before-seen photographs and archival research, Conekin shows how Miller's fashion photographs were a brilliant combination of sharp wit, high art and modernist edge--

Fashion as Photograph

Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion
Author: Eugenie Shinkle
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857712551
Category: Photography
Page: 272
View: 1433
‘Fashion is a photograph. When we think of fashion ... we think of a photograph. It all comes together as a photograph.’ - Peter Saville Photographic images are a driving force behind the fashion system, and they play a key role in defining global fashion culture. Fashion photography is attracting increasing public attention; it has embraced new image-making technologies, and has shown itself to be a commercially and ideologically powerful medium. This rich and rewarding book combines new critical approaches with views from inside the industry, showing fashion photography to be a complex cultural phenomenon worthy of serious critical attention. It brings together distinguished contributors from the UK, North America, Australia and Europe - including Rankin, Philippe Garner, Penny Martin, Caroline Evans, Eva Respini and Margaret Maynard - to examine the production and consumption of fashion images from the points of view of industry and academia, the museum, the auction house, and the art gallery. Illustrated in black and white and colour, the book discusses key issues in recent fashion photography and establishes a fertile space for new ways of looking to emerge on this dynamic visual form.

Lee Miller, Photography, Surrealism and the Second World War

From Vogue to Dachau
Author: Lynn Hilditch
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527507386
Category: History
Page: 193
View: 2681
Lee Miller (1907-1977) was an American-born Surrealist and war photographer who, through her role as a model for Vogue magazine, became the apprentice of Man Ray in Paris, and later one of the few women war correspondents to cover the Second World War from the frontline. Her comprehensive understanding of art enabled her to photograph vivid representations of Europe at war – the changing gender roles of women in war work, the destruction caused by enemy fire during the London Blitz, and the horrors of the concentration camps – that embraced and adapted the principles and methods of Surrealism. This book examines how Miller’s war photographs can be interpreted as ‘surreal documentary’ combining a surrealist sensibility with a need to inform. Each chapter contains a close analysis of specific photographs in a generally chronological study with a thematic focus, using comparisons with other photographers, documentary artists, and Surrealists, such as Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, George Rodger, Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt, Henry Moore, Humphrey Jennings and Man Ray. In addition, Miller’s photographs are explored through André Breton’s theory of ‘convulsive beauty’ – his credence that any subject, no matter how horrible, may be interpreted as art – and his notion of the ‘marvellous’.

The Beautiful American

Author: Jeanne Mackin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101635622
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 3312
From Paris in the 1920s to London after the Blitz, two women find that a secret from their past reverberates through years of joy and sorrow.... As recovery from World War II begins, expat American Nora Tours travels from her home in southern France to London in search of her missing sixteen-year-old daughter. There, she unexpectedly meets up with an old acquaintance, famous model-turned-photographer Lee Miller. Neither has emerged from the war unscathed. Nora is racked with the fear that her efforts to survive under the Vichy regime may have cost her daughter’s life. Lee suffers from what she witnessed as a war correspondent photographing the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Nora and Lee knew each other in the heady days of late 1920s Paris, when Nora was giddy with love for her childhood sweetheart, Lee became the celebrated mistress of the artist Man Ray, and Lee’s magnetic beauty drew them all into the glamorous lives of famous artists and their wealthy patrons. But Lee fails to realize that her friendship with Nora is even older, that it goes back to their days as children in Poughkeepsie, New York, when a devastating trauma marked Lee forever. Will Nora’s reunion with Lee give them a chance to forgive past betrayals…and break years of silence to forge a meaningful connection as women who have shared the best and the worst that life can offer? A novel of freedom and frailty, desire and daring, The Beautiful American portrays the extraordinary relationship between two passionate, unconventional women. Readers Guide Included

Der gefährlichste Ort der Welt

Author: Lindsey Lee Johnson
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423432675
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 6905
Willkommen in Mill Valley! Willkommen am gefährlichsten Ort der Welt! Als Tristan Bloch eines Morgens auf sein Fahrrad steigt und losradelt, auf die Golden Gate Bridge zu, den heißen, schweißnassen Kopf gesenkt, da ahnen wir schon, dass ihn der Verrat seiner Angebeteten, Calista, vernichtet hat. Sein Liebesbrief wurde auf Facebook gepostet, und das war ihre Schuld. Fünf Jahre später: Kurz nach dem dramatischen Ende einer Abschlussparty betrachtet Calista, Tristans erste und letzte große Liebe, in dem Versuch, die Ereignisse zu begreifen, ein altes Klassenfoto – Tristan, lachend, in seinen unmöglichen grellgelben Trainingshosen, der sanfte Dave Chu, der durchtriebene Ryan Harbinger, Baseball-Captain und Schwarm aller Mädchen, Abigail Cress, damals noch Calistas beste Freundin, die später mit einem Lehrer anbandelte, und all die anderen, die mit dem Leben und der Liebe gespielt hatten. Ihre fröhlichen Gesichter täuschen. »Sie taten, was sie konnten, um zu überleben.« Für einen von ihnen war Mill Valley, das verträumte reiche Städtchen über der Bucht von San Francisco, ein vermeintliches Paradies, zur Hölle geworden. Und sie, die zurückblieben, waren vom Leben gezeichnet, noch bevor es richtig begonnen hatte. Lindsey Lee Johnson leuchtet »den gefährlichsten Ort der Welt« aus den verschiedenen Perspektiven ihrer Figuren aus und entlarvt den amerikanischen Traum als die Illusion einer Gesellschaft, die ihrer inneren Leere zu entkommen sucht.

The history of fashion photography

Author: Nancy Hall-Duncan,International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Publisher: Alpine Book Company
Category: Photography
Page: 240
View: 4374

Fashion's Double

Representations of Fashion in Painting, Photography and Film
Author: Adam Geczy,Vicki Karaminas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472519299
Category: Design
Page: 192
View: 2886
Mere clothing is transformed into desirable fashion by the way it is represented in imagery. Fashion's Double examines how meanings are projected onto garments through their representation, whether in painting, photography, cinema or online fashion film, conveying identity and status, eliciting fascination and desire. With in-depth case studies including the work of Nick Knight and Helmut Newton, film examples such as The Hunger Games, music video Girl Panic by Duran Duran, and much more, this book analyses the interrelationship between clothing, identity, embodiment, representation and self-representation. Written for students and scholars alike, Fashion's Double will appeal to anyone studying fashion, cultural studies, art theory and history, photography, sociology, and film.

Ein einfaches Leben

Author: Min Jin Lee
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423434929
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
View: 4020
Der Bestseller aus den USA Zwanzig Jahre Arbeit stecken in diesem großen, umwerfenden Buch, das in zwanzig Ländern erscheint: Sunja, Tochter eines Fischers, wird genau im falschen Moment schwach, genau beim falschen Mann. Um keine Schande über ihre Familie zu bringen, verlässt sie Korea und bringt ihre Söhne Noa und Mozasu fernab der Heimat in Japan zur Welt. Koreanische Einwanderer, selbst in zweiter Generation, leben dort als Menschen zweiter Klasse. Während Sunja sich abzufinden versucht, fordern ihre Söhne ihr Schicksal heraus. Noa studiert an den besten Universitäten und Mozasu zieht es in die Pachinko-Spielhallen der kriminellen Unterwelt der Yakuza.

Lee Miller’s War

The photography of Lee Miller in the Second World War and in the broader context of war reporting
Author: Urs Endhardt
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656018707
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 12
View: 5216
Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Media and Politics, Politic Communications, grade: 1,0, University of Lincoln (Media and Humanities), course: War and the Media, language: English, abstract: Lee Miller was born in 1907 in the State of New York as the child of a father of German descent and a Canadian nurse. She had a traumatic childhood (she was raped at the age of seven). At the age of eighteen she moved to France, where she soon came into contact with the bustling art scene and the emerging young surrealists. She moved back to the USA one year later and was discovered as a model. Due to her photogenic and elegant appearance she was seen as an archetype of the mid-twenties mode. Coming back to Paris in 1929, she started to live together with Man Ray in an amour fou. From him and other famous photographers and artists of that time she learned whatever she could about photography. After breaking up with Ray a few years later she moved back to New York, where she worked as a fashion photographer and was again influenced by her artist friends, many of whom were surrealists. Her first marriage with an Egyptian businessman allowed her to live out her adventurous and wild character and to visit wide parts of the world. Eventually, she moved to Egypt in 1934. Despite the beautiful landscape, Miller soon felt a strong longing for Europe and went back to France only three years later, leaving her husband behind. When war broke out in 1939, Miller was in England with her future husband Roland Penrose. She started her career as a war correspondent two years later.

The Art of Lee Miller

Author: Mark Haworth-Booth
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300123752
Category: Art
Page: 224
View: 4917
“This is the most scholarly, accessible, and exciting writing on Lee Miller to date.” ---Anthony Penrose, Lee Miller Archives 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. 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. 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.

Lee Miller

A Life
Author: Carolyn Burke
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307766632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 9523
A trenchant yet sympathetic portrait of Lee Miller, one of the iconic faces and careers of the twentieth century. Carolyn Burke reveals Miller as a multifaceted woman: both model and photographer, muse and reporter, sexual adventurer and mother, and, in later years, gourmet cook—the last of the many dramatic transformations she underwent during her lifetime. A sleek blond bombshell, Miller was part of a glamorous circle in New York and Paris in the 1920s and 1930s as a leading Vogue model, close to Edward Steichen, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Cocteau, and Pablo Picasso. Then, during World War II, she became a war correspondent—one of the first women to do so—shooting harrowing images of a devastated Europe, entering Dachau with the Allied troops, posing in Hitler’s bathtub. Burke examines Miller’s troubled personal life, from the unsettling photo sessions during which Miller, both as a child and as a young woman, posed nude for her father, to her crucial affair with artist-photographer Man Ray, to her unconventional marriages. And through Miller’s body of work, Burke explores the photographer’s journey from object to subject; her eye for form, pattern, and light; and the powerful emotion behind each of her images.A lushly illustrated story of art and beauty, sex and power, Modernism and Surrealism, independence and collaboration, Lee Miller: A Life is an astute study of a fascinating, yet enigmatic, cultural figure. From the Hardcover edition.

Women in Dada

Essays on Sex, Gender, and Identity
Author: Naomi Sawelson-Gorse
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262692601
Category: Art
Page: 686
View: 9010
This book is the first to make the case that women's changing role in European andAmerican society was critical to Dada. Debates about birth control and suffrage, a declining malepopulation and expanding female workforce, the emergence of the New Woman, and Freudianism wereamong the forces that contributed to the dadaist enterprise.Among the female dadaists discussed arethe German émigré Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven; Berlin dadaist Hannah Höch; expatriate poetand artist Mina Loy; the "Queen of Greenwich Village," Clara Tice; Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap,the lesbian couple who ran the Little Review; and Beatrice Wood, who died in 1998 at the age of 105.The book also addresses issues of colonialist racism, cross-dressing and dandyism, and the genderingof the machine.

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136106138
Category: Photography
Page: 880
View: 7716
*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)

Fashion Theory

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Clothing and dress
Page: N.A
View: 2792

Immer hab ich dich geliebt

Author: Diana Palmer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3955761045
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 5984
Rasend vor Eifersucht lässt Powell Long die Hochzeit mit der süßen Annie platzen. Neun Jahre später trifft er Annie wieder. Doch sie gibt ihrer Liebe keine zweite Chance, glaubt sie doch, unheilbar krank zu sein ...

Der Teufel trägt Prada

Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641034078
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
View: 1717
Andrea Sachs träumt von einer Karriere als Journalistin in New York. Tatsächlich gelingt es ihr, einen vermeintlichen Traumjob zu ergattern: Andrea wird von der glamourösen Modezeitschrift Runway als persönliche Assistentin der Herausgeberin Miranda Priestly angestellt. Der Job entpuppt sich jedoch rasch als purer Horror!

Man Ray in fashion

Author: Man Ray,Willis Hartshorn,Merry A. Foresta
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr
Category: Architecture
Page: 95
View: 7985


Author: Tosca Lee
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 3765573884
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 832
„Sie werden sagen, dass ich ihn verraten habe, verschachert um dreißig Silberschekel. Dass ich meinem Meister den Krieg erklärt habe. Sie kennen mich nicht." Tosca Lees Roman über die schillernde, rätselhafte Figur des Judas ist packend geschrieben - atmosphärisch dicht und spannend, emotional wie ein Film erzählt. Vom Auftreten von Jesus bis zur Kreuzigung: ein fesselnder Blick auf die Ereignisse aus der Sicht des Jüngers, den Jesus „Freund" nannte.

The Modern Woman Revisited

Paris Between the Wars
Author: Whitney Chadwick
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532929
Category: Art
Page: 259
View: 2566
Between the two world wars, Paris served as the setting for unparalleled freedom for expatriate as well as native-born French women, who enjoyed unprecedented access to education and opportunities to participate in public, artistic and intellectual life. Many of these women--including Colette, Tamara de Lempicka, Sonia Delaunay, Djuna Barnes, Augusta Savage, and Lee Miller--made lasting contributions to art and literature.