Beginnings

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2011 USA Best Book Awards to Anne Geddes!

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Award-winning photographer Anne Geddes founded a new tradition in visual storytelling and captivated an international audience. Now, after spending 12 months photographing, Anne reveals a range of images that are, in her own words, among the most personally ...

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Overview

2011 USA Best Book Awards to Anne Geddes!

Beginnings Hardcover book 1st place Photography: General
Beginnings E-Book 1st Place E-Book: Non-Fiction

Award-winning photographer Anne Geddes founded a new tradition in visual storytelling and captivated an international audience. Now, after spending 12 months photographing, Anne reveals a range of images that are, in her own words, among the most personally rewarding she has ever created. A beautiful gift book with more than 140 never-before-published photographs, BEGINNINGS will be released worldwide on 10.10.10 in countries including, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
“I have always been fascinated by elements of nature at the moment of transformation,” comments Anne. “Babies are the human face of beginnings, but all of nature is caught in this insistent stream of seasons, of aging and rebirth, of concealment and bursting forth. Every time I unwrap a newborn, even after all these years of photographing them, I am aware of the miracle before me. This book, Beginnings, took me on a journey of discovery to reveal these everyday miracles of nature, these complementary wonders, in imagery.”
Continuing in the tradition that has made her one of the most sought-after and popular photographers in the world, in BEGINNINGS, Anne Geddes presents the simple and elegant elements of nature as we have never seen them before. With her camera, she has conceived a fresh story about the delicate and powerful mystery of new life that will inspire nature lovers just as surely as her images of babies have captured the imaginations of people around the globe. She reveals the intricate beauty of birds’ nests, the delicacy of eggs, and the glorious color hidden inside the tight, unopened petals of a blossom before it blooms. Then, she expands on her visual metaphor to reveal surprising and illuminating juxtapositions of beginnings in floral and human forms.
Once again, Anne Geddes draws our eye to celebrate those treasures worth nurturing and protecting. Told in a language of love that is understood by so many cultures and people of all ages, BEGINNINGS is sure to transcend boundaries, as her other internationally bestselling books have done.

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"I've always been fascinated by elements of nature at the moment of transformation. Babies are the human face of beginnings, but all of nature is caught in this insistent stream of seasons, of aging and rebirth, of concealment and breaking forth. Every time I unwrap a newborn, even after all these years of photographing them, I am aware of the miracle before me." Anne Geddes' Beginnings records the everyday miracles of nature. Life-breathing images. Editor's recommendation.

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Geddes is a one-woman cottage industry, creating numerous books, calendars, and a line of baby clothes. This volume in her self-published line of books depicting women and babies, described by the publisher as "a beautiful gift book," is elegantly produced with photographs ranging from the eloquent to the trite, the imaginative to the kitschy—some may produce a smile but none is really captivating. Her reportedly 18 million books sold may be attributed to marketing and the universality of the topic. This book is being released in conjunction with a film about her creative process, so it could almost be thought of as a trailer for a coming attraction. VERDICT The theme is universal and the appeal unquestionable, but once the reader has finished the first look through this volume, it is time to gift it on its way. Not a necessary purchase for any library but a good Mother's Day gift.—Paula Frosch, Metropolitan Museum of Art Lib., New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594497134
  • Publisher: Geddes Group Holdings PTY LTD
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 145,742
  • Product dimensions: 10.76 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Geddes is one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers in the world. Awarded the Professional Photographers of America 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, her unique and stunning images of babies capture the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.

A two-time New York Times best-selling author, and published in 83 countries around the world, Anne Geddes’ books have sold more than 18 million copies and have been translated into 24 languages. Her Web site, annegeddes.com, attracts over 3.1 million visits yearly from more than 220 countries.

Anne is deeply committed to raising awareness of the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Designated funds from a range of Anne Geddes products are donated through the non-profit Geddes Philanthropic Trust to help prevent child abuse and neglect throughout the world.

In 2011 Anne Geddes' gift book Beginnings won the IPPY (Independent Publishers Book Award) gold medal award in the coffee table book category.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Stunning photos

    Wonderful new work of art that is just right for these times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2010

    Fantastic, must have

    Anne's best work yet. A must have - perfect holiday gift at a reasonable price.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2010

    Highly Recommended-you must check it out!!

    Great gift for the holidays and any other occasion...love the images in the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2010

    Beautiful

    Stunning book and so different to what Anne Geddes has done before. Really like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2010

    Absolutely Beautiful

    The perfect book for a gift. The images are incredible. Love the nature photos without babies too.

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

    LOVE IT!!!

    Really nice holiday gift book. Well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2010

    AMAZING BOOK!

    Beginnings another succesfull art. She did it again no doubt about this. This book really opens everything in the eyes of her followers.
    Talking about how everything start and seeing all different kind of elements that she used. Amazing thing she does in everyday life. Very creative and giving people ideas to do or try their own thing. THANK YOU ANNE.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Beautifully done!

    I own several of Anne's books and have to say that this is one of my favorites. She has really taken her imagery to a new level with 'Beginning's'. I enjoy how she shows not only the image of the baby or mother, but also the thing that inspired that image, be it a nest, bulb or seed. It truly is a beautiful work of art!

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    Amazingly Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The photos in in this book are not only amazingly beautiful just looking at them puts you in a wonderful state of relaxation. I have always found Anne Geddes photos very calming. They make you stop and remember what is really important in life.
    This new book of Anne Geddes is certainly a reminder of that.

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  • Posted October 19, 2010

    Amazing book!

    Absolutely beautiful book. How does she do this? The images are amazing. I have several of her books and this one is the icing on the cake. You must see it.

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