Wise Women

Author: Joyce Tenneson
Publisher: Bulfinch
ISBN: 0821228013
Release Date: 2002-04-12
Genre: Photography

In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing.

Touching Surfaces

Author: Anca Cristofovici
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789401206693
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time. The photographic approach of the corporeal is at the center of the book. Within a phenomenological framework, Cristofovici brings into focus the physical and the psychic body to read aging as a process of change and becoming over time. Her understanding of aging sees beyond difference into larger patterns of perceptions that we share. Offering valuable insights into aging as a process of subject construction, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of visual culture, photography, art history, age studies, and theories of knowledge. This cross-disciplinary study that puts theory to the test of life’s and art’s paradoxes in an evocative style will also appeal to a wider readership interested in how photography and aging illuminate each other.

Vectors of Desire

Author: Jim Zimmerman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595328840
Release Date: 2004-08
Genre: Art

Desire, in all of its complexity and excess, defined the American millennial moment. On the surface, to listen to the present political cacophony, things have changed, but not in the way people actually think and behave in private life. Though terror and trauma are said to have gained the upper hand, desire continues to provide the propulsive force of the culture. But how do you paint desire? How do you capture its richness, power, and meaning? This monograph addresses those questions in the process of considering more than fifty major oil paintings made by the American realist Terry Rodgers between 1990 and 2005. Because most of these spectacular paintings are in the hands of private collectors, the best way to get to know them is www.terryrodgers.com, where all of the images reproduced here in black and white are available in color. Rodgers, with upcoming shows scheduled in Amsterdam and Atlanta, is in the midst of a prodigiously productive period and is on the verge of attracting the international critical notice he deserves, and will certainly soon command, owing to his irresistible subject matter, his remarkable technical accomplishment, and his brilliant overall vision of painting and culture.

Consciously Female

Author: Paula Spencer
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781407061474
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

It often feels chaotic rather than dynamic being a woman. Every day is different. Am I a size 10 today, or a size 14? Do I feel energised or do I feel like crawling under the duvet and watching Eastenders? Even our interest in sex bobs about, seemingly from minute to minute. And we mentally cross off the days when our hormones are in flux - chalking our bad moods up to PMS and waiting impatiently for our bodies to return to 'normal'. But if we are not 'ourselves' for so much of our lives, then who are we? In Consciously Female, Tracey Gaudet gives women the tools and the techniques to consciously reframe what it means to live inside a woman's body. So instead of crossing off the days we feel bad, we will learn to understand them as part of an important cycle which adds emotion and physical feeling to our lives - we will become 'consciously female'. Integrating conventional and alternative medicine, the book provides us with a complete wellness programme, including advice on nutrition, exercise, rituals and mind-body techniques. It's wonderfully positive, practical and inspirational - it's for every woman.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Great Quotes for All Occasions

Author: Elaine Bernstein Partnow
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781436255936
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Reference

Say the right thing at the right time. This essential reference brings together well-known (and not-so-well-known!) speakers- including those from the Bible, actors, poets, humorists, scientists, and literary and political figures-whose ideas, activism, services, talent, and labor have influenced society. Perfect for speeches for every occasion, including graduations, weddings, retirement parties, anniversaries, public speaking engagements, and so on. * Presented in an intuitive, cross-referenced organization * Includes hilarious anecdotes and a short bio of each author, a brief contextual note for each quote, and an index of keywords to help you find the appropriate words for any occasion quickly

Ich bin Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426424230
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Hunde unter Wasser

Author: Seth Casteel
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864132858
Release Date: 2012-11-09
Genre: Fiction

Fesselnde Bilder aus dem Unterwasserleben von Hunden. Der Bildband "Hunde unter Wasser" zeigt Hunde, wie sie noch nie zuvor porträtiert wurden. Der preisgekrönte Fotograf Seth Casteel verfügt über eine besondere Technik, mit der er Vierbeiner vom Grunde eines Schwimmbades aus fotografieren kann, während diese ins Wasser eintauchen. Die Bilder, die dabei entstehen, bieten spektakuläre Impressionen, der Anblick der Hunde erinnert teilweise an Urzeittiere, Fische, tauchende Babys, .... Vom Labrador, über den Spaniel bis hin zum Border Collie hat Seth Casteel fast jede gängige Hunderasse mit dieser neuartigen Technik abgelichtet. Die 80 außergewöhnlichen, großformatigen Portraits zeigen eine noch nie gesehene Darstellung des ältesten Freundes des Menschen. Der Bildband ist das perfekte Geschenk für jeden Hundefreund und jeden, der sich für Fotografie begeistert.

Selbstvertrauen

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Publisher: FV Éditions
ISBN: 9782366688153
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Jeder große Mann ist ein Unikum". Nach Emerson Selbstvertrauen ist mit Unkonventionalität verbunden, und Glück ist eine Frage der Selbständigkeit.