The Principles of Uncertainty

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Penguin Books, 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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Love the rich illustrations and discursive writing. - Goodreads
Some great insights. - Goodreads
A terrific, layered read with wonderful pictures. - Goodreads
Lovely illustrations. - Goodreads
A very pretty depiction of a year in the life. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations accompained with quirky notes - Goodreads

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I thoroughly enjoyed this weird little book. 'The woman leans over in anguish. Not about that man, but about all sad things. It happens quite often in February." 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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