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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

Edited by Eleanor Clayton


160 Pages, 9 x 10.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $69.99 (US $69.99) (CA $93.99)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9781848222724

Rights: US, CA & CN

Lund Humphries (Sep 2018)

Price: $69.99


Lee Miller (1907–1977) moved to London in the late 1930s, just as a rich strand of Surrealist practice was burgeoning in Britain. Miller was central to its development and prolonged life after World War II, exhibiting alongside British Surrealists such as Eileen Agar and Henry Moore in often overlooked London exhibitions. This book is the first to present Lee Miller's photographs of, and collaborations with, key British Surrealists to tell the story of this exciting cultural moment. Miller's interdisciplinary photographic practice acted as a conduit for the dispersal of Surrealist images out of the realm of fine art and into the worlds of fashion, commercial photography, and journalism. A vital study for all students and enthusiasts of Surrealism and for those enthralled by the enigmatic Lee Miller, this book reveals the social and cultural networks in which she was embedded, offering a holistic view of her work and the life of the Surrealist movement in Britain.

Author Biography

Eleanor Clayton is Curator at The Hepworth Wakefield, previously Assistant Curator at Tate Liverpool, and has published widely on British modern and contemporary art. She is the editor of Howard Hodgkin: Painting India (Lund Humphries, 2017).