The Principles of Uncertainty

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Penguin Books, 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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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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Beautiful, fun 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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