Explore the wide body of Lee Miller's work in these new collections by Lee Miller Archives.
Lee Miller, the American Photographer and photojournalist worked as a Model, muse, photographer, artist, war correspondant and gourmet chef over the course of her career which started in 1929.
"is dedicated to conserving, publishing and cataloguing the lifestyle and holding of work by Lee Miller, the photography of her husband Roland Penrose. To promote scholarship and dissemination of Lee Miller & Roland Penrose's work worldwide in a manner commensurate with the artistic and humanitarian principles of the two artists."
The archives have recently released a collection of titles that display the wealth of work created and inspired by Lee Miller, accompanied by essays and introductions by industry experts and Miller and Penrose's family.
Lee Miller: Fashion in Wartime Britain is a brilliant book for anyone interested in forties fashion or Lee Miller's fashion and style contributions to British Vougue. Our Editorial Expert Joanne Owen says:
"Featuring over 130 images, plus an excellent contextualisation essay by Ami Bouhassane, Miller’s granddaughter and Co-Director of the Lee Miller Archives, Lee Miller: Fashion in Wartime Britain is a breathtakingly beautiful, informative book - clearly a must-have for Lee devotees, and also essential for those interested in forties fashion and style."
Grim Glory: Lee Miller's Britain at War contains the images Miller took during her time covering World War II. Including the Blitz, contributions to the war effort and civilians braving destruction. this book "[Features] 75 images (fifty of them full page), and an engrossing extended essay by Ami Bouhassane, Miller’s granddaughter and Co-Director of the Lee Miller Archives, Grim Glory: Lee Miller’s Britain at War is the perfect primer to Lee Miller’s inimitable coverage of Blitz-time Britain."
Surrealist Lee Miller has been written and compiled by Miller's son, Antony Penrose and shows the surrealist work of Lee Miller, some created before "she knew of the movement".
"Surrealist Lee Miller is a stunning presentation of 100 of her most remarkable surrealism-suffused images. Presented in an elegant compact format and contextualised by an engaging extended essay, this really is the perfect gift for dedicated devotees of surrealism, and for photography lovers more broadly - Miller’s unique eye and style never fails to provoke thought and arouse new ways of seeing the world."
The Road is Wider Than Long by Roland Penrose has recently been reissued in two new editions - a wooden edition that is a facsimile for the work originally published for the London Gallery Editions in 1939, and a leather bound facsimile of the author's original hand-written photobook.
"Considered to be one of the earliest examples of a British Surrealist photobook, it’s essential for aficionados of photography and art, for anyone interested in the extraordinary life and work of Lee Miller, who inspired its love poem text, and to whom the book is dedicated."
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