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Wisdom: With Three New Interviews Hardcover – March 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Revised edition (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810997770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810997776
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 12.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Andrew Zuckerman was born in Washington, D.C., in 1977 and spent his teenage years photographing 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 cofounded Late Night & Weekends, which has produced the critically acclaimed film High Falls and the feature documentary Still Bill.


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Andrew Zuckerman (American, b.1977)

Noted filmmaker and photographer, Andrew Zuckerman, utilizes a multitude of platforms to produce work that is systematically executed, conceptually based, and democratically presented. Minimalist in nature, Zuckerman aims to create atmospheres of clarity and neutrality to facilitate the viewer's access to the material. His commitment to diversifying the points of entry into his work has garnered a global audience.

Zuckerman first made his mark on the publishing world with the 2007 release of CREATURE, a compendium of intimate animal portraits set against his signature white background. He has since explored this distinctive approach - which divorces subjects from their context and equalizes the larger conversation between them - in four additional critically acclaimed multi-media projects: WISDOM (2008), BIRD (2009), MUSIC (2010), and FLOWER (2012). Renowned designer, Massimo Vignelli, has lauded Zuckerman's "uncompromising notion of space in which any object becomes its own essence." His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in 18 international editions.

Exhibitions of Zuckerman's work include a solo show of photographs from CREATURE at the Forma International Center of Photography in Milan and the ongoing WISDOM traveling exhibition, featuring portraits and interviews with extraordinary individuals over the age of 65, including Nelson Mandela, Andrew Wyeth, and Chuck Close. It premiered at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In July 2008, Zuckerman's portrait of Nelson Mandela appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Zuckerman's companion film to BIRD has been exhibited on The High Line in New York City in 2009, and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2010. Photographs from BIRD were on display at Colette in Paris. His short film, "High Falls," premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and was selected as Best Short Film at the Woodstock Film Festival the same year. Writer David Carr called the project "a pretty film and a pretty smart film" in his New York Times review. In 2010, Zuckerman interviewed and photographed over fifty eminent musicians, composers, and producers (from Ornette Coleman to Iggy Pop) for the MUSIC project, which was realized as a book, film, and iPad app. His most recent multimedia project, FLOWER, includes images of over 250 varieties of flora with an accompanying taxonomical index and time lapse films of the life cycles of seven species, which were created from thousands of high definition stills. Filmmaker David Lynch has called FLOWER "a grand celebration of mother nature's artistry." CREATURE, BIRD, and FLOWER are informed by a conservationist approach.

Zuckerman's work has been commissioned by influential international brands and for inclusion in major private collections.

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The book is great, but the film is amazing.
Kholt
The gift recipient loved the book, and especially the photo of Clint Eastwood.
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I was so happy to find this as he is very difficult to buy for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie May on October 2, 2013
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This book is quite large - others have mentioned this - but the photography is wonderful. As an "older" person, this collection of many of my contemporaries is wonderful to have.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kholt on April 25, 2012
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The book is great, but the film is amazing. Hearing the words of these remarkable people spoken in their own voices is so much more powerful. Having the link access is so much better that the DVD which is easy to misplace.
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By Dani and Z on February 18, 2013
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I bought this as a gift for my brother and he loved it. I was so happy to find this as he is very difficult to buy for. What initially drew me to this book is Zuckerman's photography, I find his work stunning!
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By Amazon Customer on January 18, 2013
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WISDOM is a beautifully presented sharing of knowledge gained by a wide variety of people. Stunning photography! I love it!
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By Marlous99 on January 2, 2013
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I got this book as a weddingpresent and I love it! The pictures are amazing. The stories are beautiful to read. I recommend it to anyone.
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This book is amazing and friends
loved it so much, I sent them one.
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give it as gifts. THANKS AMAZON!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary A. Swaty on July 8, 2013
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I would give this five stars for the wonderful photography and enlightening text ... but I really dislike the book design. More than a coffee-table book, this is a dining-room-table book. It's huge! Closed, it is over a foot in height and width, too big and heavy to handle like a normal book. I'd like it better if it was somewhat smaller, on lighter paper, capable of being held even in arthritic hands. And wonderful as the photos are, I don't need to view even Clint Eastwood larger than lifesize. The whole thing would downsize just fine!

Also, as a senior from fly-over country with middle-brow interests at the highest, I didn't know who many of these folks are. Others, I could match name and profession but knew no details about them. It would have been great to at least mention in the table of contents that there were biographical pages in the back.
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