Unabashed Women

Unabashed Women

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Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642505085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History A thrilling journey into the badass women whose non-conventional lives left their DNA on history. Discover words of wisdom from the women who found their voices, inspiring you to do the same. Amazing women with a story to tell. Join Mae West as she shakes up the entertainment industry with her wit and wisdom or create colorful art pieces with Yayoi Kusama that are larger than life itself. These women in history defied the expectations of conventional society to live the lives they chose, regardless of what others thought. Words of Wisdom. Society may have labeled these fierce femmes as rebels, bad-ass, wild, or uppity. But, these amazing women still dared to be different. With an out-of-the-box perspective, you’ll find inspiration from an array of fabulous females who will give you a lesson in being one-of-a-kind. Unabashed Women offers you: • Lessons on how to break the glass ceiling • Biographies of trailblazing women from all walks of life • Empowerment through famous females who dared to go against the grain If you enjoyed badass books like Women in Art, The Book of Gutsy Women, or In the Company of Women, then you’ll love Unabashed Women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

New Perspectives on 20th Century European Retailing

New Perspectives on 20th Century European Retailing

... conditions offered the opportunity for designers to break with the traditions of pre-war window display designs, ... British war artists such as Henry Moore and Paul Nash, not to mention in the fashion photography of Lee Miller, ...

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000344653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

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Despite the publication of several studies examining European retailing in relation to the USA, there is still a dearth of recent research, in English, that explores the development of retailing in specific European countries (with the obvious exception of Britain), over the twentieth century. Even for the UK, more research is needed to challenge claims such as the alleged "backwardness" of British retailing relative to North America, or the presence of formidable "environmental" barriers to the "industrialisation" of retailing in Britain. New Perspectives on 20th Century European Retailing showcases new research on various aspects of twentieth century European retailing, that challenges the traditional view that Europe was a "follower" of America in retail innovation. It brings together work by several - mainly early career - scholars, who are doing innovative, archival-based, research on various aspects of European retail history. Following a general review of European retailing by the editors (discussing key debates and new approaches) seven thematic chapters present work that either sheds new light on old debates and/or explores hitherto neglected topics. Collectively, they show that whereas retailers are often regarded as ‘intermediaries’, in fact they are actors in their own right and they challenge the traditional view that Europe was a "follower" of America in retail innovation. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the Business History journal.
Categories: Business & Economics

Modernist Short Fiction and Things

Modernist Short Fiction and Things

48. Julie Summers, Fashion on the Ration (London: Profile Books, 2015), 74. 49. Ibid., 119. 50. Quoted in ibid., 170. 51. Ibid., 13. 52. Kate McLoughlin, 'Glamour Goes to War: Lee Miller's Writings for British Vogue, 1939–45', ...

Author: Aimée Gasston

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030785444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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This book reappraises the philosophical value of short fiction by Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Bowen, examining the stories through the lens of specific everyday objects. Looking at Woolf and armchairs, Mansfield and snack food, and Bowen and fashion accessories, it probes the aesthetic resonance between these stories’ form and contents and also considers the modes of thinking they might promote. Conceiving of their short fiction as intrinsically radical and experimental even within a wider context of modernist innovation, this book shows how these important women writers brought quotidian objects to riotous life, in such a way that tasked readers with reevaluating their everyday existence. Overall, Modernist Short Fiction and Things argues that short fiction epitomises modernist aesthetics, functioning as a resonant source for investigation and complementing and expanding our understanding of modernist epistemology.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Glossy

Glossy

... and British Vogue. Lee Miller's unlikely career began in Paris, where she was a muse to the surrealists and Man Ray's mistress. ... Women in Britain had few ways of getting their news or hearing truthful reports on how the war was ...

Author: Nina-Sophia Miralles

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529402759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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'Dame Anna Wintour might be one of the best-known and most successful journalists on the planet. But it wasn't always like that. When she started out on Vogue she was often so miserable she had to phone her husband for help. This is just one of countless fascinating titbits in this zippy story of dizzying fortune, out-of this-world fashion, ingenuity, passion, sex and power. And, this being fashion, some intense bitchiness too. Started as a gossip magazine for snobbish New Yorkers in 1892, Vogue is now one of the most recognisable brands in the world. Spanning London, New York and Paris, this is a high-speed, fun read full of fascinating though not always likeable people.' Daily Mail Glossy is a story of more than a magazine. It is a story of passion and power, dizzying fortune and out-of-this-world fashion, of ingenuity and opportunism, frivolity and malice. This is the definitive story of Vogue. Vogue magazine started, like so many great things do, in the spare room of someone's house. But unlike other such makeshift projects that flare up then fizzle away, Vogue burnt itself onto our cultural consciousness. Today, 128 years later, Vogue spans 22 countries, has an international print readership upwards of 12 million and nets over 67 million monthly online users. Uncontested market leader for a century, it is one of the most recognisable brands in the world and a multi-million dollar money-making machine. It is not just a fashion magazine, it is the establishment. But what - and more importantly who - made Vogue such an enduring success? Glossy will answer this question and more by tracing the previously untold history of the magazine, from its inception as a New York gossip rag, to the sleek, corporate behemoth we know now. This will be a biography of Vogue in every sense of the word, taking the reader through three centuries, two world wars, plunging failures and blinding successes, as it charts the story of the magazine and those who ran it.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

We Travelled

We Travelled

It is bewildering, looking at the technicoloured pageant of fashion, fake and fame which now guides editorial ... that it was indeed British Vogue which once published tens of thousands of words of Lee Miller's graphic war journalism.

Author: David Hare

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571369522

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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'David Hare's great quality has always been his refusal to accept the division between fact and imagination. His creative invention is fired by public realities and in turn he makes those realities feel deeply personal. That same quality is wonderfully at work in his essays and poems. Whether he is writing about Tony Blair or Joan Didion, whether he is writing out of love or rage, evoking the intimate moments of his own life or the great moral questions of our times, he brings his subjects to life with an irresistible immediacy. All the wit, combativeness, energy and edge he has brought to the stage are present here on the page.' Fintan O'Toole I can't remember if I had any plans for the twenty-first century. I was already 52 when it arrived. But events raced off in such unexpected directions that any possible ideas must have gone out the window. Many of us shared the sensation that history was speeding up. Recording dizzying changes in culture and politics, these elegant essays range in subject from the photographer Lee Miller to the Archbishop of Canterbury, from the actress Sarah Bernhardt to the rapist Jimmy Saville, from a celebration of Mad Men to a diagnosis of the incoherence of Conservatism in the new century. The poems, in contrast, are private: tender meditations, filled with love, memory, vulnerability and the melancholy of ageing. This is a powerful compilation of prose and poetry by one of the distinctive thinkers of our time.
Categories: Social Science

Illuminations

Illuminations

... somewhat desperate self-aggrandisement in her autobiography, Lee Miller's obvious relief not just at the Liberation of Europe, but for her personal liberation from the unadventurous wartime fashion photography of British Vogue.

Author: Liz Heron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000324686

Category: Photography

Page: 536

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This selection of women's writings on photography proposes a new and different history, demonstrating the ways in which women's perspectives have advanced photographic criticism over 150 years, focusing it more deeply and, with the advent of feminist approaches, increasingly challenging its orthodoxies. Included in the book are Rosalind Krauss, Ingrid Sischy, Vicki Goldberg and Carol Squiers.
Categories: Photography

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon

( One sign of Sutherland's success was that he was photographed by three of the leading photographers of the day , Lee Miller , Cecil Beaton , and Pulham . ) By the late 1930s , however , Pulham had grown weary of fashion .

Author: Mark Stevens

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780525656746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 896

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THE TIMES ART BOOK OF THE YEAR Named one of The Irish Times' Books of the Year for 2021 A compelling and comprehensive look at the life and art of Francis Bacon, one of the iconic painters of the twentieth century—from the Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of de Kooning: An American Master. This intimate study of the singularly private, darkly funny, eruptive man and his extraordinary art “is bejeweled with sensuous detail … the iconoclastic charm of the artist keeps the pages turning” (The Washington Post). “A definitive life of Francis Bacon ... Stevens and Swan are vivid scene setters ... Francis Bacon does justice to the contradictions of both the man and the art.” —The Boston Globe Francis Bacon created an indelible image of mankind in modern times, and played an outsized role in both twentieth century art and life—from his public emergence with his legendary Triptych 1944 (its images "so unrelievedly awful" that people fled the gallery), to his death in Madrid in 1992. Bacon was a witty free spirit and unabashed homosexual at a time when many others remained closeted, and his exploits were as unforgettable as his images. He moved among the worlds of London's Soho and East End, the literary salons of London and Paris, and the homosexual life of Tangier. Through hundreds of interviews, and extensive new research, the authors probe Bacon's childhood in Ireland (he earned his father's lasting disdain because his asthma prevented him from hunting); his increasingly open homosexuality; his early design career—never before explored in detail; the formation of his vision; his early failure as an artist; his uneasy relationship with American abstract art; and his improbable late emergence onto the international stage as one of the great visionaries of the twentieth century. In all, Francis Bacon: Revelations gives us a more complete and nuanced--and more international--portrait than ever before of this singularly private, darkly funny, eruptive man and his equally eruptive, extraordinary art. Bacon was not just an influential artist, he helped remake the twentieth-century figure.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Correspondents

The Correspondents

12 — While Virginia was down in the countryside, shaping the cadences of her polemic, the American photographer Lee Miller was being drawn into the war effort almost by chance. Her photographic career had always been rooted in fashion ...

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385547697

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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The riveting, untold history of a group of heroic women reporters who revolutionized the narrative of World War II—from Martha Gellhorn, who out-scooped her husband, Ernest Hemingway, to Lee Miller, a Vogue cover model turned war correspondent. "Thrilling from the first page to the last." —Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women "Just as women are so often written out of war, so it seems are the female correspondents. Mackrell corrects this omission admirably with stories of six of the best…Mackrell has done us all a great service by assembling their own fascinating stories." —New York Times Book Review On the front lines of the Second World War, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones and faced with entrenched prejudice and bureaucratic restrictions, these women were forced to fight for the right to work on equal terms with men. The Correspondents follows six remarkable women as their lives and careers intertwined: Martha Gellhorn, who got the scoop on Ernest Hemingway on D-Day by traveling to Normandy as a stowaway on a Red Cross ship; Lee Miller, who went from being a Vogue cover model to the magazine’s official war correspondent; Sigrid Schultz, who hid her Jewish identity and risked her life by reporting on the Nazi regime; Virginia Cowles, a “society girl columnist” turned combat reporter; Clare Hollingworth, the first English journalist to break the news of World War II; and Helen Kirkpatrick, the first woman to report from an Allied war zone with equal privileges to men. From chasing down sources and narrowly dodging gunfire to conducting tumultuous love affairs and socializing with luminaries like Eleanor Roosevelt, Picasso, and Man Ray, these six women are captured in all their complexity. With her gripping, intimate, and nuanced portrait, Judith Mackrell celebrates these courageous reporters who risked their lives for the scoop.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Isms Understanding Photography

Isms  Understanding Photography

They had greater access to the horrors of war, as seen in Dmitri Baltermants's and Galina Sanko's images of corpses ... Poland was swiftly followed by photographic excursions there by George Rodger, Margaret Bourke-White and Lee Miller, ...

Author: Emma Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000323696

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Understanding Photography packs an enormous amount of detail into a handy, attractive guide tracing the evolution of photography through a series of interconnected trends, groups, themes and movements – from the invention of the photographic process to the post-internet age. Organised chronologically, this is a uniquely international, comprehensive guide to photography with concise, readable and jargon-free but scholarly insight into major photographers, movements and themes of the past 170 years. In an age where photography is of more resonance and interest than ever before, Understanding Photography offers an in-depth and clear exposition of photography for the interested general reader or student.
Categories: Photography

Going with the Boys

Going with the Boys

12 While Virginia was down in the countryside, shaping the cadences of her polemic, the American photographer Lee Miller was being drawn into the war effort almost by chance. Her photographic career had always been rooted in fashion and ...

Author: Judith Mackrell

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509882922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'They were not just reporters; they were also pioneers, and Judith Mackrell has done them proud.' –Spectator 'This is a book that manages to be thoughtful and edge-of-your-seat thrilling.' – Mail on Sunday 'Like the copy filed by her subjects, it is an essential read.' – BBC History Magazine Going with the Boys follows six intrepid women as their lives and careers intertwined on the front lines of the Second World War. Martha Gellhorn got the scoop on D-Day by traveling to Normandy as a stowaway on a Red Cross ship; Lee Miller went from being a Vogue cover model to the magazine’s official war correspondent; Sigrid Schultz hid her Jewish identity and risked her life by reporting on the Nazi regime; Virginia Cowles, transformed herself from ‘society girl columnist’ to combat reporter; Clare Hollingworth was the first English journalist to break the news of the war, while Helen Kirkpatrick was the first woman to report from an Allied war zone to be granted equal privileges to her male colleagues. Barred from official briefings and from combat zones, their lives made deliberately difficult by entrenched prejudice, all six set up their own informal contacts and found their own pockets of war action. In this gripping, intimate and nuanced account, Judith Mackrell celebrates these extraordinary women and reveals how they wrote history as it was being made, changing the face of war reporting forever.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography