Book - Lee Miller (book 5) in Modern Women Artists series

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Title Book - Lee Miller (book 5) in Modern Women Artists series
Artist Lee Miller
Language English
Author Ami Bouhassane
Publisher Eiderdown Books
Format / Size Hardback 20.4 x 13.5 x 0.9cm
Description As model and Muse Lee Miller is too often only considered through the lens of the men she knew and loved. Yet she was an artist who forged her own path and who built a career which overturned expected social stereotypes. Her photography explored in her own unique way the objectification of the female form, and later documented the experience of women during the Second World War. A contemporary of the Brittish Surrealists, Miller's contribution to the group is explored in this introduction to her work, as is her involvement in the developmemt of the technique of solarisation, previously soley attributed to Man Ray. Capturing some of the most enduring images of the early twentieth century, Miller's work offers a record for our times. The Modern Women Artists series of collectable books reveals an alternative history of art, telling the story of important female artists whose art might otherwise be overlooked, overshadowed or forgotten. Working across a range of disciplines and artistic styles in the first half of the twentieth century, all of the women included in this series were modern.

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