My Mother's Clothes

My Mother's Clothes

An Album of Memories

Book - 2010
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This is a book about the depth of a daughter's love, and the breadth of a mother's life; it is about letting go, but never forgetting...A photographer's love letter to her late mother, whose five year struggle with Alzheimer's and devout passion for couture clothing inspired this poignant and moving photo essay which sparkles with the memories of her mother's glamorous and fashionable life.
     In My Mother's Clothes , photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron creates a poignant and enduring portrait of her late mother through still life images of her cherished clothing, shoes, and personal possessions. As her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's progressed, robbing her of any remembered past, Montgomery Barron began this unique visual album as a way of both sparking her mother's memories, and coping with her own sense of loss. Poetic, riveting, elegant, My Mother's Clothes is part fashion diary, part personal memoir, part loving memorial, and part life celebration.
  An inspiring and intimate true story told in picture and word that will be cherished by mothers and daughters, by fashion lovers and photography fans, by those grieving the loss of a loved one or anyone suffering from or affected by Alzheimer's.
Publisher: New York : Welcome, 2010
ISBN: 9781599620770
Branch Call Number: 779.93912 B278m 2010
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


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Sep 16, 2017

A beautiful story mother and daughter story and thought provoking photographs of her mothers clothes who died of dementia. I was personally very moved and happy that Jeanette shared her story with us. On the day I read this I was curled up in bed with the flu with the sun streaming through the window, a cup of tea and lashings of toast with raspberry jam. If you love old world glamour, southern manners and beauty then this is the book for you. A wonderful read ..


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