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The Principles of Uncertainty

Maira Kalman - Author

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ISBN 9781594201349 | 336 pages | 18 Oct 2007 | The Penguin Press | 6.14 x 9.25in | 18 - AND UP
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Maira Kalman paints her highly personal worldview in an inimitable combination of image and text.

The Principles of Uncertainty is an irresistible invitation to experience life through the psyche of Maira Kalman, one of this country's most beloved artists. The result is a book that is part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, part chapbook, and all Kalman. Her brilliant, whimsical paintings, ideas, and images-which initially appear random-ultimately form an intricately interconnected worldview, an idiosyncratic inner monologue. Kalman contends with some existential questions-What is identity? What is happiness? Why do we fight wars? And then, of course, death, love, and candy (not necessarily in that order).

The tremendous success of Kalman's 2005 illustrated edition of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style established her as an original, inspirational voice, and the quirky, hilarious, heartbreaking style of The Principles of Uncertainty reveals Maira Kalman for what she truly is: a national treasure.

The Principles of Uncertainty May 2006
Sorry, the Rest Unknown

June 2006
Celestial harmony

July 2006
Cherubim and Seraphim

August 2006
Heaven on Earth

September 2006
Still

October 2006
Collecting Myself

November 2006
Paris

December 2006
Ich Habe Genug

January 2007
Completely

February 2007
The Impossibility of February

March 2007
One Thing Leads To Another

April 2007
Finale

Index

Appendix

Map of USA by Sara Berman
"My absolute favorite book of recent memory: an exquisite and delightful and peculiarly illustrated memoir about . . . well, the search for the meaning of life. I will be giving this book to everyone I love."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love


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