The Principles of Uncertainty

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 1, 2009 - Art - 325 pages
345 Reviews
Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in this inimitable combination of image and text

An irresistible invitation to experience life through a beloved artist?s psyche, The Principles of Uncertainty is a compilation of Maira Kalman?s New York Times columns. Part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, part chapbook, and all Kalman, these brilliant, whimsical paintings, ideas, and images?which initially appear random?ultimately form an intricately interconnected worldview, an idiosyncratic inner monologue.

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Love the rich illustrations and discursive writing. - Goodreads
Some great insights. - Goodreads
A terrific, layered read with wonderful pictures. - Goodreads
Lovely illustrations. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations accompained with quirky notes - Goodreads
... i opened it to perfect drawings and photographs. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Tai - Goodreads

meh. the format is cool, the pictures are pretty, and there is a cute inspirations-type section at the end, but the angsty writing is a bore. Read full review

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I'd never heard of this book before, but when I read somewhere about it, the title gripped me. Almost two weeks after 'reading' and finishing it, I still don't really know how to classify this book ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

In her own words: "born. bucolic childhood. culture-stuffed adolescence. played piano. stopped. danced. stopped. wrote. discarded writing. drew. reinstated writing. married Tibor Kalman and collaborated at iconoclastic yet successful design studio. wrote and painted children's books. worried. took up Ping-Pong. relaxed. wrote and painted for many magazines. cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one.

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