Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty

Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty

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by Joyce Tenneson
     
 

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In ancient times, older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom. For this very special book, Joyce Tenneson traveled throughout America to photograph and interview women ages 65 to l00. What she found was a revelation-women who were vital, energetic, and deeply beautiful, inside and out. The 80 portraits are of women

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In ancient times, older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom. For this very special book, Joyce Tenneson traveled throughout America to photograph and interview women ages 65 to l00. What she found was a revelation-women who were vital, energetic, and deeply beautiful, inside and out. The 80 portraits are of women from all walks of life from the famous, such as Sandra Day O'Connor, Julie Harris, and Angela Lansbury, to the ordinary, such as our mothers and grandmothers. Tenneson's compelling and compassionate portraits, accompanied by short poignant statements from these remarkable women about the experience of aging, will help to reawaken us to the power and wisdom of our elders.

Author Biography: Joyce Tenneson is the author of six books, including Light Warriors (Bulfinch, 2000). Her work has been exhibited worldwide and is included in many museum collections. She lives and works in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821228180
Publisher:
Bulfinch
Publication date:
04/12/2002
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
116,514
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Tenneson is one of the most celebrated photographers of our time. She is the author of six books, including Light Warriors (Bulfinch, 2000), and her work has appeared in countless publications. Tenneson has had more than 150 exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide, and she is a respected lecturer and speaker. She lives and works in New York City.

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Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes me laugh and cry, often at the same time. I keep it on my comfort bookshelf. A perfect present book for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and sister-friends. The faces of these remarkable women show so much emotion with so little effort. No diva-ing, no vogueing, just women who have lived strong, useful lives with courage, kindness and ferocity. Some have overcome unimaginable sorrow and heartbreak, yet they themselves did not break. Every line on a face reveals something about the woman's character. Their posture lets you know they are indomitable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's an amazing book. I loved it! I'm was inspired in soo many ways. It is truly a compeling, heart worming, good feeling type of book. This is a definite present for my mother, sisters and ,in the future, daughter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my mother for Christmas and it was, by far, her favorite gift. That was only a week ago, but she's already read it several times and talked about it often.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book ! Celebrating the power and beauty of Women . The pictures are penetrating. The words of wisdom.....invaluable! Thank You Joyce Tenneson.