The Principles of Uncertainty

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 1, 2009 - Art - 325 pages
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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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Some great insights. - Goodreads
I love her hand writing. - Goodreads
... i opened it to perfect drawings and photographs. - Goodreads
If you have any insight, please share. - Goodreads
This book full of illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - olevia - LibraryThing

This graphic memoir is a collection of Kalman's writings & drawings from a limited-time blog published in the online New York Times newspaper. Kalman's drawings & accompanying sparse, yet well-chosen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

I re-read this thinking it might get better, but it didn't. I thought maybe my slight crush on Alex Kalman might make me like his mother's book more, but no. It's beautiful to look at -- the art is ... 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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