The Art of Ageing: Textualising the Phases of Life by Brian Worsfold

The Art of Ageing: Textualising the Phases of Life
  • Title : The Art of Ageing: Textualising the Phases of Life
  • Author : Brian Worsfold
  • Publisher : Universitat de Lleida
  • ISBN Code : 8484095002
  • Pages : 179
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  • Language : English
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The Art of Ageing by Sherwin B. Nuland

The Art of Ageing
  • Title : The Art of Ageing
  • Author : Sherwin B. Nuland
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1921215739
  • Pages : 302
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  • Language : English
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In his landmark book How We Die, Sherwin B. Nuland profoundly altered our perception of the end of life. Now in The Art of Aging, Dr. Nuland steps back to explore the impact of aging on our minds and bodies, strivings and relationships. Combining a scientist's passion for truth with a humanist's understanding of the heart and soul, Nuland has created a wise, frank, and inspiring book about the ultimate stage of life's journey. The onset of ageing can be so gradual that we are often surprised to find that one day it is fully upon us. Growing old, Nuland teaches us, is not a disease but an art - and for those who practice it well, it can bring extraordinary rewards, leading many to new sources of creativity, perception, and spiritual intensity.


The Art of Ageing by John Lane

The Art of Ageing
  • Title : The Art of Ageing
  • Author : John Lane
  • Publisher : Green Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781900322737
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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Despite our cultures marginalization of the elderly and its glorification of the years of youth, aging remains a natural and potentially precious part of life.


The Art of Aging by Alice Matzkin,Richard Matzkin

The Art of Aging
  • Title : The Art of Aging
  • Author : Alice Matzkin,Richard Matzkin
  • Publisher : Sentient Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1591810817
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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A couple, both artists, take a penetrating look at aging through a series of projects that confront their fear and curiosity about growing old. They explore physical changes, sensuality and relationships, aging parents, spirituality and death. Drawing on their personal experiences and the wisdom of older mentors, they conclude that their elder years can be a time of ripening and harvest rather than stagnation and despair. The profusely illustrated book contains a wealth of inspiration, especially for those about to enter old age.


The Art of Ageing by Srinivas Krishna Kulkarni

The Art of Ageing
  • Title : The Art of Ageing
  • Author : Srinivas Krishna Kulkarni
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9788188569519
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Growing Older Without Growing Old by Peter Abbey

Growing Older Without Growing Old
  • Title : Growing Older Without Growing Old
  • Author : Peter Abbey
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780595382613
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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This book is about how to grow older without growing old. If you are fortunate and do not die early by accident or disease, you will become elderly in this century, a period which will produce more older people and centenarians than any other time in history. To get older is one task; to make old age valuable is another. This book assumes you have had or will want to have a long life and, more importantly, you have the desire to find significance and value in being older. This book is meant to help you, but it may not. It depends, of course, on you. That is why the book is also called "The Art of Ageing." This book offers you various proposals for ageing well written by contemporary international authors who also suggest a variety of views about how to age artfully. "An old age in need of self-improvement is unenviable." On Old Age, Cicero "Good old man Give me your hand and let me your fortunes understand." As You Like It, William Shakespeare "Andorra ranks first among nations in life expectancy-83 years versus 77.1 in the USA and 37.2 in Zambia." Geography.About.com "Centenarians are a diverse group, according to The New England Centenarian Study. Some are teetotalers. Others manage to reach extreme old age despite heavy drinking and smoking, deadly behaviors for most people. One feature common to most centenarians is that stress does not bother them." CNN.com Profits from the sale of this book will go to international charities that assist the elderly.


The Adam and Eve ABC Guide to ... the Art of Ageing Disgracefully by Gaynor Spriggs

The Adam and Eve ABC Guide to ... the Art of Ageing Disgracefully
  • Title : The Adam and Eve ABC Guide to ... the Art of Ageing Disgracefully
  • Author : Gaynor Spriggs
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780995367302
  • Pages : 84
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  • Language : English
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The art of ageing is treated in a light-hearted manner but with useful insights. The book plants thoughts in your head that will help you feel empowered. It will give you tools to navigate the ageing process. Lavishly illustrated with quirky drawings that will encapsulate the text.


Quotes from the Art of Ageing Gratefully by Sally Hewitt

Quotes from the Art of Ageing Gratefully
  • Title : Quotes from the Art of Ageing Gratefully
  • Author : Sally Hewitt
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780648714545
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Spirituality of Ageing by Mark G. Boyer

A Spirituality of Ageing
  • Title : A Spirituality of Ageing
  • Author : Mark G. Boyer
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1630872105
  • Pages : 92
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  • Language : English
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Sometime around the age of fifty--or as early as forty and as late as sixty--most of us come to terms with our age. We recognize that we have lived out at least half of the time allotted to us, and that the second half may be shorter than the first! Coming to terms with our age is a process, one that usually involves denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. As we progresses through these stages, a spirituality of aging emerges. In this book, the reader is led on a quest to explore his or her own personal spirituality of aging. All the equipment--words of wisdom from the literature of the world's religions--has been gathered here. Each of the book's thirty-two exercises invites readers to reflect on a passage taken from the sacred literature of a world religion, then explore each passage for its meanings and applications through a meditative journaling question and a short prayer. While delving into the universal process of aging, the reader will be guided to discover his or her personal spirituality of aging.


Aging and the Art of Living by Jan Baars

Aging and the Art of Living
  • Title : Aging and the Art of Living
  • Author : Jan Baars
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421406462
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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In this deeply considered meditation on aging in Western culture, Jan Baars argues that, in today’s world, living longer does not necessarily mean living better. He contends that there has been an overall loss of respect for aging, to the point that understanding and "dealing with" aging people has become a process focused on the decline of potential and the advance of disease rather than on the accumulation of wisdom and the creation of new skills. To make his case, Baars compares and contrasts the works of such modern-era thinkers as Foucault, Heidegger, and Husserl with the thought of Plato, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and other Ancient and Stoic philosophers. He shows how people in the classical period—less able to control health hazards—had a far better sense of the provisional nature of living, which led to a philosophical and religious emphasis on cultivating the art of living and the idea of wisdom. This is not to say that modern society’s assessments of aging are insignificant, but they do need to balance an emphasis on the measuring of age with the concept of "living in time." Gerontologists, philosophers, and students will find Baars' discussion to be a powerful, perceptive conversation starter. -- W. Andrew Achenbaum, author of Older Americans, Vital Communities


William Cullen's Exemplary Retirement by Jane Anne Corrie

William Cullen's Exemplary Retirement
  • Title : William Cullen's Exemplary Retirement
  • Author : Jane Anne Corrie
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 293
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  • Language : English
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Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities by Andrew King,Kathryn Almack

Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities
  • Title : Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities
  • Author : Andrew King,Kathryn Almack
  • Publisher : Ageing in a Global Context
  • ISBN Code : 1447343379
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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This edited collection examines ageing, gender, and sexualities from multidisciplinary and geographically diverse perspectives and looks at how these factors combine with other social divisions to affect experiences of ageing.


Breakfast with the Centenarians by Daniela Mari

Breakfast with the Centenarians
  • Title : Breakfast with the Centenarians
  • Author : Daniela Mari
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • ISBN Code : 1786494841
  • Pages : N.A
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Learn the art of growing old from the supercentenarians living life to the fullest. It's said that life begins at 40 - but that number is constantly revised upwards as we live longer and longer. With the number of centenarians having quadrupled in the last thirty years, more of us can now hope to reach the 100-year mark than ever before. But how can we navigate this journey with grace, dignity and style? In this charming and informative book, Daniela Mari - the Italian doctor caring for some of the oldest people on the planet - draws on her experiences as a renowned gerontologist to reveal the science behind a healthy, happy old age. It turns out that the world's centenarians can teach us a thing or two about ageing well. And the secrets are not always what you'd think. Informed by the latest medical studies and incredible stories of individual longevity, Mari shows how our lifestyles can far surpass the influence of our genetics and why a daily glass of liquor isn't the end of the world. From our sleeping habits and diet to the crucial importance of our passions and interests, Breakfast with the Centenarians is the essential handbook for a fruitful and fulfilling old age.


Coming of Age by N.A

Coming of Age
  • Title : Coming of Age
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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The Midlife Mind by Ben Hutchinson

The Midlife Mind
  • Title : The Midlife Mind
  • Author : Ben Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • ISBN Code : 1789143500
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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The meaning of life is a common concern, but what is the meaning of midlife? With the help of illustrious writers such as Dante, Montaigne, Beauvoir, Goethe, and Beckett, The Midlife Mind sets out to answer this question. Erudite but engaging, it takes a personal approach to that most impersonal of processes, aging. From the ancients to the moderns, from poets to playwrights, writers have long meditated on how we can remain creative as we move through our middle years. There are no better guides, then, to how we have regarded middle age in the past, how we understand it in the present, and how we might make it as rewarding as possible in the future.


The Age of Ageing Better? by Anna Dixon

The Age of Ageing Better?
  • Title : The Age of Ageing Better?
  • Author : Anna Dixon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472960726
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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'Dr Anna Dixon has written a must-read for anyone interested in the future of ageing. Learn from one of the best informed about an issue, and opportunity, that is facing us all.' Andy Briggs, Head of FTSE 100 life insurer Phoenix Group 'A very important book' Sir Muir Gray The Age of Ageing Better? takes a radically different view of what our ageing society means. Dr Anna Dixon turns the misleading and depressing narrative of burden and massive extra cost of people living longer on its head and shows how our society could thrive if we started thinking differently. This book shines a spotlight on how as a society we're currently failing to respond to the shifting age profile – and what needs to change. Examining key areas of society including health, financial security, where and how people live, and social connections, Anna Dixon presents a refreshingly optimistic vision for the future that could change the way we value later life in every sense.


The Future of Ageing in Europe by Alan Walker

The Future of Ageing in Europe
  • Title : The Future of Ageing in Europe
  • Author : Alan Walker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811314179
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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This book provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the challenges created by Europe’s ageing population. Grounded in state-of-the-art scientific assessments by leading European researchers, the book is strongly policy focused. Indeed this book contains a detailed account of the policies required across a broad field, from economic sustainability and extending working lives, to healthy ageing, technological innovation, long term care and political citizenship, for the successful adaptation to the challenges of ageing in Europe and globally. It is a policy manifesto to ensure that the future of ageing in Europe is transformed into a highly beneficial one for both citizens and societies.


The Art of Make-up by Vlastimil Boublík

The Art of Make-up
  • Title : The Art of Make-up
  • Author : Vlastimil Boublík
  • Publisher : Pergamon
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 187
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  • Language : English
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Problems of Ageing by Edmund Vincent Cowdry

Problems of Ageing
  • Title : Problems of Ageing
  • Author : Edmund Vincent Cowdry
  • Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 758
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  • Language : English
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Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of aging well by Sara Carmel,Carol A. Morse,Fernando M. Torres-Gil

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of aging well
  • Title : Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of aging well
  • Author : Sara Carmel,Carol A. Morse,Fernando M. Torres-Gil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780895033697
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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This volume examines the issues confronting global aging through the prism of three multicultural nations; the United States, Israel, and Australia. All three countries face the challenges of coping with continued immigration, dramatic social and demographic change, and the growing nexus of social diversity, along with aging, but have established different infrastructures of programs, services, and public benefits for their older citizens.


Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of caring for older adults by Sara Carmel,Carol A. Morse,Fernando M. Torres-Gil

Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of caring for older adults
  • Title : Lessons on Aging from Three Nations: The art of caring for older adults
  • Author : Sara Carmel,Carol A. Morse,Fernando M. Torres-Gil
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780895033703
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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The global phenomenon of the aging of societies during a period of outstanding scientific, economic, and technological advancements is a blessing for humanity. These fundamental changes, however, create new needs and problems in all areas of life, often difficult to address. In some countries, the trend is towards compression of the period of age-related morbidity - fewer years of living with disabilities - but the absolute numbers of elderly people living with disabilities are increasing worldwide. This book highlights a series of global threats, problems and challenges in the areas of care and caregiving, through the prism of three multicultural nations: the United States, Israel and Australia. The contributors to this book, experts in their fields, focus on the art of caregiving at the national level, including the interface between family and state responsibilities, policies and practices in the provision of services, and the demands for education and training, as well as the problems and difficulties faced by family caregivers. This is the second of two edited volumes on aging and caregiving. The first, ""Lessons on Aging from Three Nations - Volume I: The Art of Aging Well"", examines positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging. This book will be of interest to students of gerontology and geriatrics; those working in nongovernmental organizations - private, for-profit and non-profit agencies, including voluntary charitable and religious groups, those working in national regional and local governments, and all general readers intrigued with the aging of societies and longevity.


A Companion to Feminist Art by Hilary Robinson,Maria Elena Buszek

A Companion to Feminist Art
  • Title : A Companion to Feminist Art
  • Author : Hilary Robinson,Maria Elena Buszek
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118929152
  • Pages : 592
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  • Language : English
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Original essays offering fresh ideas and global perspectives on contemporary feminist art The term ‘feminist art’ is often misused when viewed as a codification within the discipline of Art History—a codification that includes restrictive definitions of geography, chronology, style, materials, influence, and other definitions inherent to Art Historical and museological classifications. Employing a different approach, A Companion to Feminist Art defines ‘art’ as a dynamic set of material and theoretical practices in the realm of culture, and ‘feminism’ as an equally dynamic set of activist and theoretical practices in the realm of politics. Feminist art, therefore, is not a simple classification of a type of art, but rather the space where feminist politics and the domain of art-making intersect. The Companion provides readers with an overview of the developments, concepts, trends, influences, and activities within the space of contemporary feminist art—in different locations, ways of making, and ways of thinking. Newly-commissioned essays focus on the recent history of and current discussions within feminist art. Diverse in scope and style, these contributions range from essays on the questions and challenges of large sectors of artists, such as configurations of feminism and gender in post-Cold War Europe, to more focused conversations with women artists on Afropean decoloniality. Ranging from discussions of essentialism and feminist aesthetics to examinations of political activism and curatorial practice, the Companion informs and questions readers, introduces new concepts and fresh perspectives, and illustrates just how much more there is to discover within the realm of feminist art. Addresses the intersection between feminist thinking and major theories that have influenced art theory Incorporates diverse voices from around the world to offer viewpoints on global feminisms from scholars who live and work in the regions about which they write Examines how feminist art intersects with considerations of collectivity, war, maternal relationships, desire, men, and relational aesthetics Explores the myriad ways in which the experience of inhabiting and perceiving aged, raced, and gendered bodies relates to feminist politics in the art world Discusses a range practices in feminism such as activism, language, education, and different ways of making art The intersection of feminist art-making and feminist politics are not merely components of a unified whole, they sometimes diverge and divide. A Companion to Feminist Art is an indispensable resource for artists, critics, scholars, curators, and anyone seeking greater strength on the subject through informed critique and debate.


Lifespan by David A. Sinclair,Matthew D. LaPlante

Lifespan
  • Title : Lifespan
  • Author : David A. Sinclair,Matthew D. LaPlante
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • ISBN Code : 1501191977
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A paradigm-shifting book from an acclaimed Harvard Medical School scientist and one of Time’s most influential people. It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, and that disease is treatable.” This eye-opening and provocative work takes us to the frontlines of research that is pushing the boundaries on our perceived scientific limitations, revealing incredible breakthroughs—many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own lab at Harvard—that demonstrate how we can slow down, or even reverse, aging. The key is activating newly discovered vitality genes, the descendants of an ancient genetic survival circuit that is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Recent experiments in genetic reprogramming suggest that in the near future we may not just be able to feel younger, but actually become younger. Through a page-turning narrative, Dr. Sinclair invites you into the process of scientific discovery and reveals the emerging technologies and simple lifestyle changes—such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, exercising with the right intensity, and eating less meat—that have been shown to help us live younger and healthier for longer. At once a roadmap for taking charge of our own health destiny and a bold new vision for the future of humankind, Lifespan will forever change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it.


Galileo and the Art of Ageing Mindfully by Adam Ford

Galileo and the Art of Ageing Mindfully
  • Title : Galileo and the Art of Ageing Mindfully
  • Author : Adam Ford
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781782402435
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Mindfulness is a lifelong exercise and the older we get the more appreciative we can become of the practice. Galileo & The Art of Ageing Mindfully reveals how the father of modern science introduced a new era in our mindful understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. Adam Ford turns his telescope towards the stars to reveal a natural fusion of science and spirituality and to offer his own perspective on ageing. Questions of deep time and existence, and spiritual insights are shared alongside wise notes to his grandchildren. Add in a constellation of meditative insights, and Adam proves how our existential journey with ageing is the natural opportunity to experience the true benefits of mindfulness.


The Longevity Book: Live stronger. Live better. The art of ageing well. by Cameron Diaz

The Longevity Book: Live stronger. Live better. The art of ageing well.
  • Title : The Longevity Book: Live stronger. Live better. The art of ageing well.
  • Author : Cameron Diaz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008168342
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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From Cameron Diaz, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Book, comes a fresh, personal, and authoritative examination of the art and science of growing older and a roadmap for abundant health and resilience as we age.


The Very Late Goethe by Charlotte Lee

The Very Late Goethe
  • Title : The Very Late Goethe
  • Author : Charlotte Lee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351539701
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Goethe's career was an unusually long and productive one: he became a literary celebrity in the 1770s and remained so until his death in 1832. The distinguishing feature of his last works is their self-consciousness, their preoccupation both with the business of writing and with personal development. In the first cross-genre study of this period of Goethe's work, Charlotte Lee traces the theme in his last major poems and autobiographical writings, before turning to the two 'giants', 'Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre' and 'Faust II'. All these works share a tendency to allude subtly to earlier moments from Goethe's own literary output, but to fashion them into writing which is quite new - even though (or perhaps because) he himself is old. This book seeks to understand the unique perspective of one nearing the end of a long life.


The Art of Predictive Medicine by Webster L. Marxer,George R. Cowgill

The Art of Predictive Medicine
  • Title : The Art of Predictive Medicine
  • Author : Webster L. Marxer,George R. Cowgill
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 358
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  • Language : English
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The Art of Growing Old by Marie De Hennezel

The Art of Growing Old
  • Title : The Art of Growing Old
  • Author : Marie De Hennezel
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101567023
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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A groundbreaking approach to aging from one of France's best- known clinical psychologists. How should we accept growing old? It's an inevitable progression and yet in Western society the very subject of aging is often taboo and shrouded in anxiety and shame. Not anymore, says Marie de Hennezel, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist and bestselling author. Now that our lives are longer and richer than ever before, it's imperative to demystify our greatest fear and cultivate a positive awareness of aging. In this timely and essential book, de Hennezel offers a fresh perspective on the art of growing old. She confronts head-on the inevitable grief we sustain at the loss of our youth and explains how refusing to age and move forward in life is actually what makes us become old. Combining personal anecdotes with psychological theory, philosophy, and eye-opening scientific research from around the world, she shows why we should look forward to embracing everything aging has to offer in terms of human and spiritual enrichment. The Art of Growing Old is a thought-provoking, brave, and uplifting meditation on the later years as they should be lived.


Spirited Ageing by Juliet Batten

Spirited Ageing
  • Title : Spirited Ageing
  • Author : Juliet Batten
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780473227272
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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"A spiritual perspective on positive ageing, covering the body, attitude, possessions, identity, relationships, passion, purpose, the shadow, the energy body, old age, death and dying"--Publisher's information.


The Art of Placemaking by Ronald Lee Fleming

The Art of Placemaking
  • Title : The Art of Placemaking
  • Author : Ronald Lee Fleming
  • Publisher : Merrell Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 383
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  • Language : English
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In The Art of Placemaking, Ronald Lee Fleming adopts a practical approach to tackling public art and community planning in the US as they are experienced today. Through detailed, in-depth case studies he discusses the development of placemaking initiatives since 1990, accompanying beautiful and approachable examples with constructive criticism of those he sees as less successful. The case studies deal with varied project, ranging from a clock with bronze bells that marks the gateway to downtown Cincinnati to the beautification of a water treatment plant in Cambridge, Masschusetts; and from a terrazzo floor incorporating sea-creatures at Miami International Airport Florida, to a firefighters' memorial in Boston.


Condition by Paul Taylor

Condition
  • Title : Condition
  • Author : Paul Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781907372797
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The paintings we see today in museums, galleries, churches and temples are often much altered by the centuries. Pictures can split, rot, be eaten by woodworm, warp, blister, crack, cup, flake, darken, blanch, discolor, become too translucent and disappear under a centuries-old varnish; and they can also suffer from the efforts of their owners to rectify these situations: they might be transferred, relined, ironed, abraded or repainted. Anyone writing about a work of art needs to establish at the outset how much it has changed since it was fi rst made. This act of understanding is far from easy. We need to develop a knowledge of the physical and chemical processes which have brought paintings to their current state, in the hope that we can imagine their reversal. And we have to look as much as we can, at a wide variety of paintings, so we can learn to distinguish those in a worse or better state of preservation; we have to try to understand what it is about a picture that differentiates good and bad condition. Theories of art history have been built on works which are little more than repaint and decay, and the beginner needs to be warned about the many pitfalls dug by time for the unwary. A great deal has been written about conservation and restoration, but this is the first book to approach the issue from the viewer's standpoint, and to discuss changes in appearance that affect our understanding and appreciation of works of art. This book is highly illustrated so as to make its points extremely clear. It should appeal to anyone with an interest in art.


The Aesthetics of Ageing by Brian Worsfold,Maria O'Neill,Carmen Zamorano Llena

The Aesthetics of Ageing
  • Title : The Aesthetics of Ageing
  • Author : Brian Worsfold,Maria O'Neill,Carmen Zamorano Llena
  • Publisher : Department of English and Linguistics University of Lleida
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 179
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  • Language : English
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Stories of Ageing by Mike Hepworth

Stories of Ageing
  • Title : Stories of Ageing
  • Author : Mike Hepworth
  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 143
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  • Language : English
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"Stories of Ageing is a book combining sociological analysis, literature and a gerontological agenda. It opens up fiction as a resource for anyone interested in the process of growing old and is essential reading for all students, researchers and practitioners in the field."--BOOK JACKET.


Aspects of the Biology of Ageing by Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)

Aspects of the Biology of Ageing
  • Title : Aspects of the Biology of Ageing
  • Author : Society for Experimental Biology (Great Britain)
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 634
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  • Language : English
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The Art of the Mental Patient and Its Functions by Veda Moses-Kahnert

The Art of the Mental Patient and Its Functions
  • Title : The Art of the Mental Patient and Its Functions
  • Author : Veda Moses-Kahnert
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780805964226
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Ageing in Contexts of Migration by Ute Karl,Sandra Torres

Ageing in Contexts of Migration
  • Title : Ageing in Contexts of Migration
  • Author : Ute Karl,Sandra Torres
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317814193
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Population ageing and the globalisation of international migration are challenging the research agendas of social scientists around the world, and posing numerous challenges for policy makers and practitioners whose goal is to formulate and design high-quality and user-friendly policies and services. Both of these phenomena have brought, for example, attention to the fact that more and more people around the world are ageing in countries other than those where they were born. The fact that elderly care sectors around the world need to recruit staff if they are to handle the growing number of older people that will need their services is also something that has been discussed when population ageing and the globalisation of international migration have been debated. The elderly care sector’s reliance on people with migrant backgrounds has namely increased as a result of these phenomena. This collection is therefore situated at the intersection of ageing and migration studies and takes into account the various issues with which this intersection is concerned. The chapters in this volume are written by established researchers in the field of ageing and migration around the world. The collection explores these issues in three sections: Elderly care regimes and migration regimes: national perspectives Ageing in contexts of migration: a multifaceted phenomenon Elderly care and migration. The expert contributions in this volume address the array of issues associated with the study of ageing, old age and elderly care in contexts of migration.


Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism by Liat Ayalon,Clemens Tesch-Römer

Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism
  • Title : Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism
  • Author : Liat Ayalon,Clemens Tesch-Römer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319738208
  • Pages : 564
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on the concept of ageism, its origins, the manifestation and consequences of ageism, as well as ways to respond to and research ageism. The book represents a collaborative effort of researchers from over 20 countries and a variety of disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, gerontology, geriatrics, pharmacology, law, geography, design, engineering, policy and media studies. The contributors have collaborated to produce a truly stimulating and educating book on ageism which brings a clear overview of the state of the art in the field. The book serves as a catalyst to generate research, policy and public interest in the field of ageism and to reconstruct the image of old age and will be of interest to researchers and students in gerontology and geriatrics.


The Art of Tracking by Louis Liebenberg

The Art of Tracking
  • Title : The Art of Tracking
  • Author : Louis Liebenberg
  • Publisher : David Phillip Pub
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  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Art of Tracking is a full fascinating insight into the complex world of hunter-gatherer, It is compelling reading for both the general readers and scholars in the field. It also contains beautiful illustrations by the author.


Geographical Gerontology by Mark William Skinner,Gavin J. Andrews,Malcolm P. Cutchin

Geographical Gerontology
  • Title : Geographical Gerontology
  • Author : Mark William Skinner,Gavin J. Andrews,Malcolm P. Cutchin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9780367885564
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programmes. This book focuses on the interdisciplinary field of study - geographical gerontology - that addresses these issues. With contributions from more than 30 leading geographers and gerontologists, the book examines the scope and depth of geographical perspectives, concepts and approaches applied to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. The book features 25 chapters organized into five parts that cover the field's theoretical traditions and intellectual evolution; the contributions of key disciplinary perspectives from population geography, social and cultural geography, health geography, urban planning and environmental studies; the scales of inquiry within geographical gerontology from the global to the embodied; the thematic breadth of contemporary issues of interest that define the field (places, spaces and landscapes of ageing); and a discussion about challenges, opportunities and agendas for future developments in geography and gerontology. This book provides the first comprehensive foundation of knowledge about the state of the art of geographical gerontology that will be of interest to scholars of ageing around the world.


Ageing and Digital Technology by Barbara Barbosa Neves,Frank Vetere

Ageing and Digital Technology
  • Title : Ageing and Digital Technology
  • Author : Barbara Barbosa Neves,Frank Vetere
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811336938
  • Pages : 335
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book brings together Sociologists, Computer Scientists, Applied Scientists and Engineers to explore the design, implementation and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people. It offers an innovative and comprehensive overview, not only of the rapidly developing suite of current digital technologies and platforms, but also of perennial theoretical, methodological and ethical issues. As such, it offers support for researchers and professionals who are seeking to understand and/or promote technology use among older adults. The contributions presented here offer theoretical and methodological frameworks for understanding age-based digital inequalities, participation, digital design and socio-gerontechnology. They include ethical and practical reflections on the design and evaluation of emerging technologies for older people, as well as guidelines for ethical, participatory, professional and cross-disciplinary research and practice. In addition, they feature state-of-the-art, international empirical research on communication technologies, games, assistive technology and social media. As the first truly multidisciplinary book on technology use among ageing demographics, and intended for students, researchers, applied researchers, practitioners and professionals in a variety of fields, it will provide these readers with insights, guidelines and paradigms for practice that transcend specific technologies, and lay the groundwork for future research and new directions in innovation.