The Principles of Uncertainty

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Oct 1, 2009 - Art - 325 pages
330 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  - Traci - Goodreads

Read this in an evening. It's a journal of thoughts over the course of one year, with paintings and photographs to accompany. Really lovely. The people, the thoughts, what she chooses to focus on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth D'wolf - Goodreads

Delicious! What a perfect read for my current existential crisis. Ms. Kalman's musings may lead you to want to buy a hat... in Paris... or to add information about the weather to your journal. It 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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