Wisdom by Andrew Zuckerman


Lucky me, I got my hands on an advance copy of Wisdom by much admired photographer Andrew Zuckerman.

Inspired by the idea that wisdom is the greatest gift one generation can give to another Andrew interviewed, photographed and filmed 50 of the world’s great writers, actors, artists, designers, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders of our time. He posed seven questions to each of his subjects—all over 65 years of age—and their candid responses offer uniquely inspirational and often surprising insights. The book is beautifully photographed and accompanied by a documentary DVD.

I haven’t been as captivated and touched by a book in a very long time. This will be my christmas gift of 2008!

After reading most of it last night, I put the book down and told G that this is e-x-a-c-t-l-y the kind of work I want to be doing sometime down the road. Wisdom is beautiful on so many levels. It is deep and touching. Make sure to watch the ‘Making of’ on the wisdombook.org

Andrew, hat tip off to you. You did it again. (Anyone remember Creatures?)

Wisdom: 50 Unique and Original Portraits (Hardcover)


7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. The book looks amazing. But as always, Andrew Zuckerman’s works are always amazing. My nephew loves his Creatures book.

  2. Awesome! I loved his Creatures book and I’ve pre-ordered this one too now.

  3. Andrew and team are masterful. The site is beautiful and wise. Can’t wait to see the book. Thank you SwissMiss for you ever watchful eye for all good things.

  4. Just pre-ordered. Thank you! It looks beautiful, and even just the website is awesome.

  5. creatures was my christmas gift last year from my mom. i heart that book and wisdom is a fantastic edition to the start of the Zuckerman collection. the concept/insight/design is simply brilliant & awe inspiring!

  6. stumbled on this book the other day. it is amazing.

  7. The core problem is that a truly wise man seldom speaks. Worse, he speaks most powerfully through his silences. Worse still, a wise woman gets a wise man to speak for her! This does not bode well in an age of frantic, frenetic communication — especially when all the preferred media abhor a silence. In fact, when someone falls silent — when he is making his most important statement — it is precisely at this point that he will be ignored!