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by Pamela Valois,Charlotte Painter

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ISBN:
0877013683
Author:
Pamela Valois,Charlotte Painter
Category:
Photography & Video
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (October 1, 1985)
Pages:
150 pages
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1391 kb
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1370 kb
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Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of thirty-two remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting challenges.

Painter, Charlotte; Valois, Pamela.

Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of 32 remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting challenges. All of the women are over 65 and the list includes well-known personalities.

Gifts of Age: Portraits and Essays of 32 Remarkable Women

Gifts of Age: Portraits and Essays of 32 Remarkable Women ) Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of thirty-two remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting challenges. These are the Gifts of Age: the time, the freedom, and hopefully the wisdom to develop creative new images of oneself and one's place in the complexities of a long life.

Painter, Charlotte; Valois, Pamela (1985). Gifts of age: portraits and essays of 32 remarkable women. ISBN 978-0-87701-368-6. ISBN 978-0-307-47341-7.

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Gifts of age. portraits and essays of 32 remarkable women. by Charlotte Painter. 147 p. : Number of pages.

Charlotte Painter (born 1926 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American novelist and writer, best known for her nonfiction photo essay Gifts of Age, which profiles notable older women, including Julia Child. Painter published her first short story in the New Yorker in 1955. Her first novel, The Fortunes of Laurie Breaux (1961) won her a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in 1962. She earned her Masters in English from Stanford in 1966, and taught there until 1969

Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to. .

Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of thirty-two remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting challenges. All of the women in this book are more than sixty-five years of age, and included are such well-known personalities as Julia Child, .

Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of thirty-two remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting. These are theGifts of Age: the time, the freedom, and hopefully the wisdom to develop creative new images of oneself and one's place in the complexities of a long life.

Writer Charlotte Painter and artist/photographer Pamela Valois have combined their impressive talents to present these intimate glimpses into the lives of thirty-two remarkable women, each of whom has discovered in maturity the opportunity of exploring new and exciting challenges. These are the Gifts of Age: the time, the freedom, and hopefully the wisdom to develop creative new images of oneself and one's place in the complexities of a long life. All of the women in this book are more than sixty-five years of age, and included are such well-known personalities as Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, Joan Baez Senior, and Louise M. Davies. No two have followed the same path, but each has been successful in achieving some new, frequently unanticipated distinction in her latter years. Gifts of Age is a fascinating insight into just how productive one's extended life can be, and inspiration for anyone who believes that the creative talent for living need not diminish with the passage of years.
  • watchman
This is a GREAT book - especially for aging women, younger women interested in the process of aging or for men interested in women as they age. My wife bought one of these when it was first published back in 1985. She wanted to get one for a dear friend and this was the 'newest' we could find.

Yes, it looks like a 30+ year old book - but a nicely maintained one. No wear or tearing - some facding on the cover and a few yellowish (small) stains on the closed book (open-leaf side.) The binding is as new. A fine and thoughtful gift to yourself or someone else. Quick delivery also!
  • Yahm
I loved the book when it first came out and parted with it when we downsized a number of years back. It has continued to rise up in my thoughts at various times and wondered what it would be like to read it again. Tracked it down used (who knows maybe my originally owned book???) and reading it again from yet another point in time and experience and of course "age" - it still holds magic and charm. Thanks to the bookseller that sent it my way again in such good condition.
  • Cezel
Interesting book both historical and autobiographical with sketches
of ordinary and extraordinary ;lives of women who made a difference.
Their experiences and life journeys are wonderful gifts to know,;learn and share
  • Galubel
Inspirational-photographs excellent. A book every man and woman should read.
  • Wnex
I received this book of days when I was 29. I am now 51 and still turn to it for inspiration on living my life to it's fullest. These women are (and were) extraordinary. I was hoping to find a new version with more stories of remarkable women, but am content to re-read these as they, interestingly, "never grow old" though I believe that most of the women featured are now passed on.

This book is a book of days - just the months and numbered days, no Mon., Tue., Wed... so that it is as timeless as the portraits inside. The stories can teach young women not to fear getting older (as our magazines do), but to relish life and aging, and respect those older and wiser than us. Wrinkles and silver hair are a symbol of freedom for these women. May we all age so fully!
  • Wafi
My parents purchased this book for themselves when I was thirteen, and as a thoughtful teenage girl, I secretly loved it myself. The women featured did indeed lead remarkable, and creative, lives, and it was inspiring to read of them and know that I had decades and decades of possibilities ahead of me, to know that it was possible to survive and thrive and recreate one's life after various challenges. I regarded some of these women as role models and remember some of their stories still (though I haven't seen the book in more than ten years (since I left home).
  • Bumand
The book would make a wonderful gift for elderly friends and relatives. It takes an in depth look at seniors (some famous faces included) living exciting and productive lives well into their golden years. Pamela Valois' beautiful photography complements the interesting side bar text making for a perfect addition to your cofee table.