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LEE MILLER'S WAR: Photographer and Correspondent with the Allies in Europe 1944 - 45

Penrose, Antony (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0821218700 / ISBN 13: 9780821218709
Published by Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, Boston, 1992
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Foreword by David E. Scherman. Sm 4to. Black cloth with silver spine titles. Illustrated map end papers. 208 pages with Editor's Notes and Index. 180 duotone illustrations. Illustrated dust-jacket has price ("$45.00") intact. No names or marks. Bookseller Inventory # 000738

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Title: LEE MILLER'S WAR: Photographer and ...

Publisher: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown, Boston

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First North American edition

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?[Lee Miller?s] war photography is some of the best I have ever seen.? ?Janine Di Giovanni, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Lee Miller?s work for Vogue from 1941 to 1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. Her words combine immediacy with acute observation, and deep personal involvement with professional detachment. Complementing her writing here are two hundred remarkable photographs from the Lee Miller Archives. They show war-ravaged cities, buildings, and landscapes; but above all they portray war-resilient people, soldiers, leaders, medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains, and the heroes.

There is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St. Malo and in the bitterly fought Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the victims of Dachau. The war?s horror is relieved by the spirit of post-liberation Paris, where she indulged in frivolous fashions and recorded memorable conversations with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon, and Colette. The book ends with Miller?s on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of Hitler?s abandoned house in Munich and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden, which marked a symbolic end to the war. 159 duotone illustrations

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The full range of Lee Miller's outstanding photographs from World War II, accompanied by her brilliant dispatches.

Lee Miller's work for Vogue from 1941 to 1945 sets her apart as a photographer and writer of extraordinary ability. Her words combine immediacy with acute observation, and deep personal involvement with professional detachment. Complementing her writing here are two hundred remarkable photographs from the Lee Miller Archives. They show war-ravaged cities, buildings, and landscapes; but above all they portray war-resilient people—soldiers, leaders, medics, evacuees, prisoners of war, the wounded, the villains, and the heroes.

There is the raw edge of combat portrayed at the siege of St. Malo and in the bitterly fought Alsace campaign, and the disbelief and outrage Miller describes on witnessing the victims of Dachau. The war's horror is relieved by the spirit of postliberation Paris, where she indulged in frivolous fashions and recorded memorable conversations with Picasso, Cocteau, Eluard, Aragon, and Colette. The book ends with Miller's on-the-scene report giving a sardonic description of Hitler's abandoned house in Munich and the looting and burning of his alpine fortress at Berchtesgaden, which marked a symbolic end to the war. 160 duotone illustrations.

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