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Wisdom [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Zuckerman
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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 more than fifty of the world's most prominent writers, artists, designers, actors, politicians, musicians, and religious and business leaders--all over sixty-five years old, from Nelson Mandela to Vanessa Redgrave. To create profound, honest, and truly revealing portraits of these luminaries, Zuckerman has captured their voices, their physical presence, and their written words.

About the Author

Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, DC, in 1977 and spent his teenage years shooting local bands for small magazines. He moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts before opening his own studio, where he has created award-winning still life and portrait photography. In 2006 he co-founded Late Night & Weekends, which has produced the critically acclaimed films High Falls and the feature documentary Still Bill. His driving mission as a photographer has been to push the medium to its most contemporary application, embracing each successive advance in technology.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12480 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GNQZS20
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #751,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 30 Jan 2009
By Saryloo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Stunningly beautiful book. Fantastic production quality, it's all obviously been produced with lots of love and conviction. I really enjoyed reading the interview with the author about the idea behind the book and how it was put together. The photography is stunning - each picture just makes you want to look at every detail on people's faces. Haven't read all the contributions yet but looking forward to it - I keep being distracted by the pictures!
One thing to note is that when it arrived it was much bigger than I was expecting - it's about 12" square.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! 14 May 2012
By Jan
This wonderful, stunning book was given to me as a birthday gift and I treasure it. All of the people featured are over 65 years old and Zuckermann has included one full face close-up photo-portrait of each person, followed by other photos and then the person's own words. The full face photos are possibly the most striking feature of the book as there is no room to hide in these pictures. The chosen celebrities are seen with wrinkles, grey hair, skin blemishes and wonky teeth, but each one is amazingly beautiful. These are all people who have been successful in their field and have achieved great things in life, and their beauty comes from somewhere deep within.

These writers, actors, world leaders etc all have their own perception of "Wisdom" and of the ideas they would like to pass on to future generations and, inevitably, some are more profound than others. They are, however, all worthy of our attention and I think this makes this book more than a coffee table book. It is an inspiring and beautiful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Wisdom.... 7 Jun 2010
By H. Love
I have bought 4 copies of this book to date as gifts for friends, and my daughter bought me a copy also. I just love it.

It's a wonderful book - the photographs are amazing, and the words of wisdom are inspirational! It's definitely a coffee table book, which you can dip into at any time, and will always guarantee to make you feel good.

I would thoroughly recommend this. I will probably buy the rest of the books in the series ... ie Love, Peace, Ideas, etc.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! 27 May 2009
I was also given this book as a gift. I must have at least 1000 books in my personal book collection. This book immediately became my most prized! It is visually stunning. As mentioned by another reviewer the production quality is extremely high. The accompanying DVD is inspiring, not only through some of the speakers messages but also by the consistent modesty of the speakers. If you want to indulge yourself or someone you care about - this is a great way of doing it! As long as this book is available I will also be handing it out as gifts...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 8 Feb 2014
By Arthur
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic 'coffee table' book with entries made from various respected politicians and celebrities - fully recommended to all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 17 May 2013
By S.K.
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a real gem, it gets you thinking and enables you to gain some perspective on life and people. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 6 Feb 2013
By Beth
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a truly beautiful book. I bought it as a present for someone. I wish I'd got one for myself.
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