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Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original Portraits
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Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original Portraits

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by Andrew Zuckerman
 

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Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, multi-award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman has recorded the thoughts and ideas of fifty of the world's most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, musicians, and religious and business leaders,

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Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can give to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, multi-award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman has recorded the thoughts and ideas of fifty of the world's most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, musicians, and religious and business leaders, all over sixty-five years old. To create profound, honest, and truly revealing portraits of these luminaries, Zuckerman has captured their voices, their physical presence, and the written word. The resulting book and film, included here on a DVD, provide an extraordinary legacy for the generations that follow, and a timeless portrait of the common experiences that unite us all. 

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Library Journal - BookSmack!
When all else fails, and you don't know what to do, crack open a fat coffee-table book and have a peep. Almost anything will do; Ansel Adams, Catherine Craft's Jasper Johns (Parkstone, 2009), The Great Life Photographs (Little, Brown, 2004; here I note that Little, Brown is the publishing world's diametrical opposite of Big Red). While coffee-table books will be the subject of a future column, consider Zuckerman's compilation—if the ugly, Skeletor-esque mug of Clint Eastwood on the cover doesn't scare you away. All sorts of leaders and wise folk are pictured and quoted in there, from Billie Jean King, Willie Nelson, Hank Kissinger, Madeline Albright, and Wole Soyinka, too. I like that crew, sure. But like life, twats are everywhere: Billy Connelly, Graham Nash, and Judi Dench have nothing to say (they have never had anything to say other than lines that have been provided them). One startler—Carrot Top is surprisingly wise. Borrow the book, it's way too expensive to buy. "Happiness is a shared thing," writes Desmond Tutu. True dat. — Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes," Booksmack! 1/6/11

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810983595
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
12.40(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Zuckerman 
Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington D.C., in 1977. After an internship at the International Center of Photography in New York, he attended New York University's School of Visual Arts to study photography and film, and graduated in 1999. His photography and film work has been commissioned extensively for numerous brands throughout the world and has received many awards, including the D&AD Yellow Pencil award for excellence in photography. 

Zuckerman's first film, High Falls, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007 before going on to win Best Short Narrative at the Woodstock Film Festival. His last book, Creature, was published worldwide in November 2007. 

Alex Vlack 
Alex Vlack was born in New York in 1974. He has produced documentaries for television and media installations for museums. In 2006 he co-founded Late Night and Weekends with Andrew Zuckerman, where they create books, films, and broadcast content. He wrote and produced High Falls, and produced and co-directed Still Bill, a feature documentary about Bill Withers.Andrew Zuckerman is a New York–based photographer and director, and the author of Creature.

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Wisdom 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
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backwoodsman More than 1 year ago
Some of the images are perfectly superb, and enlightening. The portrait and interview with Andre Wyeth is worth the price of the bbok alone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The layout of the book was beautiful. While I enjoyed reading most of the author's thoughts on wisdom, some thoughts went on too long! Still I would recommend it.
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