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  • Author:
    Mariana Cook,William Styron
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    0811806197
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    Chronicle Books; Fourth edition (March 1, 1994)
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    132 pages
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Maraiana Cook's book Fathers and Daughters is dedicated to her father who was eighty years old at the time, and was . The book contains 70 full-page black and white photos each containing a father and his daughter(s).

Maraiana Cook's book Fathers and Daughters is dedicated to her father who was eighty years old at the time, and was approaching the end of his life.

Fathers and Daughters book. With an introduction by William Styron and an afterword by the photographer, Fathers and Daughters is much more than a glimpse into the lives of a few individuals; it is a loving tribute and an inspiratonal documentary-as well as the quintessential Father's Day gift-for fathers and daughters everywhere.

Maraiana Cook's book Fathers and Daughters is dedicated to her father who was eighty years old at the time, and was approaching the end of his life

Maraiana Cook's book Fathers and Daughters is dedicated to her father who was eighty years old at the time, and was approaching the end of his life.

With Mariana Ruth Cook) Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA) . SIDELIGHTS: William Styron's novels have brought him major literary awards, broad critical notice, and a reputation for raising controversial issues

With Mariana Ruth Cook) Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 1994. West III) William Styron, a Life, Random House (New York, NY), 1998. SIDELIGHTS: William Styron's novels have brought him major literary awards, broad critical notice, and a reputation for raising controversial issues. Writtten in the style of the Southern Gothic tradition made familiar by author William Faulkner, Styron's work has been described as both reckless and poetic, and his subject matter has been the focus of debate.

Mariana Cook (born 1955) is an American fine art photographer specializing in black and white photography and gelatin silver prints. Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words (Chronicle Books: 1994). Mothers and Sons: In Their Own Words (Chronicle Books: 1996). Generations of Women: In Their Own Words (Chronicle Books: 1998). Couples: Speaking from the Heart (Chronicle Books: 2000).

Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the .

Mixing elements from Styron’s own experience with themes of the Holocaust and the history of slavery in the American South, the novel is a profound and haunting human drama. The result is Styron at the pinnacle of his literary brilliance. This ebook features a new illustrated biography of William Styron, including original letters, rare photos, and never-before-seen documents from the Styron family and the Duke University Archives. History & Fiction.

Other authors: William Styron (Introduction). In the best-selling tradition ofGifts of Age, Fathers and Daughters offers a remarkable collection of photographic portraits of 60 fathers and their daughters, both famous and obscure

Other authors: William Styron (Introduction). In the best-selling tradition ofGifts of Age, Fathers and Daughters offers a remarkable collection of photographic portraits of 60 fathers and their daughters, both famous and obscure. Cook's exquisite images are accompanied by deeply moving texts writen by her subjects plain-spoken, sometimes poetic, but always directly from the heart.

William Styron was born on June 11, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia. His father was a shipyard engineer who suffered from depression and his mother passed away when he was only thirteen. Authoring A TIDEWATER MORNING: THREE TALES FROM YOUTH (1993) and FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS (1994, with Mariana Ruth Cook) and winning the National Medal of Arts and the Common Wealth Award, Styron has secured his place in the history of literature. His thought-provoking work will long remain important to readers interested in the serious workings of the mind and heart of contemporary society.

Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words (Chronicle Books: 1994)

Fathers and Daughters: In Their Own Words (Chronicle Books: 1994) References. a b c d "Mariana Cook Barack and Michelle Obama, Chicago, Illinois The Met". The Metropolitan Museum of Art, . Retrieved 2017-03-04.

William Clark Styron Jr. (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006) was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work. Styron was best known for his novels, including: Lie Down in Darkness (1951), his acclaimed first work, published when he was 26; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967), narrated by Nat Turner, the leader of an 1831 Virginian slave revolt;

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By turns adoring, alienating, challenging, and cherished, the bond between a father and daughter is always a compex and compelling one, and acclaimed photographer Mariana Cook explores this eternal relationship as never before. In the best-selling tradition of Gifts of Age, Fathers and Daughters offers a remarkable collection of photographic portraits of 60 fathers and their daughters, both famous and obscure. Cook's exquisite images are accompanied by deeply moving texts writen by her subjects themselves--sometimes plain-spoken, sometimes poetic, but always directly from the heart. With an introduction by William Styron and an afterword by the photographer, Fathers and Daughters is much more than a glimpse into the lives of a few individuals; it is a loving tribute and an inspiratonal documentary--as well as the quintessential Father's Day gift--for fathers and daughters everywhere.


Nafyn
What can I say! As the father of a wonderful daughter, this book has been a mainstay on my bookshelf. And not only have a given this book as a gift to other dads I know, I am also old friends of the lithographer who printed this book. SInce the late 1970s, David Gardner has printed books and posters for other photographers including Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Dorothea Lange and many other great photographers.
Ylonean
This book was really touching. Got it for my dad for Father's Day and he loved it.
Tygrafym
I have three of her books: this one, Couples, Mother's and Sons. Fantastic images in all of them. Great personal stories. Highly recomend them all.
Fohuginn
This is a fabulous book that every dad with a daughter will both chuckle and shed a tear at times over. A must read!
Abandoned Electrical
I suppose that photography is a matter of personal taste, but sometimes pictures grow on you with time, and with one's own aging process. I am a man without children, only lots of nieces, and of course those nieces will grow into becoming women; there is a pretty even split between the younger and older members of that group here. What is at least as fascinating is the ages of the fathers, from relatively young (with young daughters) to those in the latter stages of life, sometimes with remarkably young daughters who could well be their grandchildren. Sometimes only one party "speaks," which makes the reader yearn for the other side (in a few cases, that would not have been possible).

It is the notion of "revealing" that I find very subjective as sound critical judgment. One reviewer finds only one such photo, and I'm not sure why that person considers that picture so different from the others. It's amusing, to be sure, but it has to stand on its own - there are some pictures without text, including this one. I can only disagree - even the most "traditional" poses say a tremendous amount about the father and his daughter (sometimes daughters). The many texts provided may help "explain" the photograph, but I do not think that was the overall intent. These are glimpses into their lives, parallel or distinctive. Some writings are very serious; others, more light-hearted; a few are heartbreaking in their immediacy.

There is I believe an equivalent book by the same author/s concerning mothers and their sons. For myself, I find that less "interesting" an idea, because perhaps more frightening - what kind of connections would I see in such photos/commentary, and would my identifications make it difficult for me? I suspect that some daughters would have similar problems with this book, depending on the relationship they have had with their fathers. Either relationship is fraught with complications.

That being said, I literally found this book in a giveaway pile a few years ago. I have turned to it from time to time. Each time I do, I am more moved by its content. By now, I am close to tears reading it (along with feeling the laughter and the awe - one father's story of having been saved by his daughter from a violent death never loses its power, and the photograph very subtly reinforces the mood without being maudlin). This book is old enough that many of the fathers (including the author's, as noted in other reviews) have passed on, yet the immediacy remains; the relationships have been etched in some permanent way.

Styron's contribution is both introduction and an expanded entry. His three adult daughters are discussed in a bit more detail; I can imagine that some embarrassment might have been felt, but don't parents always do that to their kids? There is pride, a little fatherly teasing, and much left unsaid. But I suppose it serves to bring the reader into the idea behind the book. At times, I wish some of the other fathers had more space, as well as some daughters (Styron's daughters are silent here, although he does slip in a sweet story concerning his son, if I recall). But I hope that Styron's presence helped get the book some readers. I would say that the majority of the fathers (and a few daughters) are relatively known, although there are a few exceptions that give the book a bit of needed breadth. Then again, there must have or could have been many more to choose from. If you see this book somewhere, give it a glance (preferably not the hardback, if only because its price is otherworldly these days). Maybe it can capture you (male or female) as it has me.
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Maraiana Cook's book Fathers and Daughters is dedicated to her father who was eighty years old at the time, and was approaching the end of his life. Cook says "these pictures were made as an exploration" because she became fascinated with every father and daughter" she saw. She was "was anxious to understand their feelings for each other."

The book contains 70 full-page black and white photos each containing a father and his daughter(s). These are what one critic called "intimate yet still formal portrait photographs" in which the relationship of the subjects to each other is revealed through their placement, body language, points of contact, the setting, and the objects they chose to have with them in the pictures. In one, the subjects arise out of a sea of stuffed animals. In two others, the father and daughter have a book between them.

The subjects had the opportunity to write brief essays about their relationship, but not all chose to do so. These words range from simple to profound as these people delve into their understanding of the father-daughter bond or their own personal relationships. Jaques Seguela, a Parisian advertising executive, writes: "Men love women, as we all know, but actually they prefer girls, by which I mean daughters. Perhaps this is the crux of love, these father-daughter relationships that transcend tenderness and affection, in which admiration, too, transcends objectivity." One father writes about how his daughter saved his life. Often the essays seem to be a way for the person, especially the daughters, to express the inexpressible.

Fathers And Daughters begins with an introduction by William Saroyan, who appears in this book with his three daughters. He says:

Mariana Cook has in this portfolio of pictures encompassing so many fathers and daughters achieved a substantial miracle of photography. There is not only a remarkable clarity of technique and vision but an ability to capture the nuances or relationship; one can assume that these moments, electric and vivid, are created out of that intuitive grasp of the revealing instant possessed only by the most accomplished artist. There is nothing lax or dilatory in any of these pictures; each has both precision and luminosity, and in each of them one can percieve the nearly visible energy that flows from the intimacy of kinship. That all of these images and arrangements and not entirely harmonious, nor without emotional tension, adds to their appeal, and to their honesty. What matters is the poetic grace with which the artist has arrested for a moment the humor, the tenderness and, most often, the love that underlie one of the best of all human connections.

I bought this book for its portraits of famous people. Chinua Achebe, Harry Blackmun, Senator Bill Bradley, Vernon Jordan, Yo Yo Ma, Senator George McGovern, and General Colin Powell are among those depicted. I went on to love it for its honesty and its clear depiction of the best values obtainable in the father-daughter bond. This would make a great Father's Day gift to the man who is blessed to have daughters.