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And the pursuit of happiness

Author: Maira Kalman
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
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Filled with original art and photographs by the author who is also an illustrator and designer, each chapter represents a month of Kalman's yearlong travel across the U.S. and her reflections on democracy. She starts with a celebration of Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., continues with the month of February and Abraham Lincoln, and explores democracy and the pursuit of happiness  Read more...
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Named Person: Maira Kalman; Maira Kalman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maira Kalman
ISBN: 1594202672 9781594202674
OCLC Number: 535490508
Notes: "Most of the contents of this book first appeared as the author's online column ... on the website of the New York Times," [as 12 installments, Jan. 29 - Dec. 31, 2009] -- T.p. verso.
Description: 471 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: January : The inauguration. At last --
February: In love with A. Lincoln --
March : So moved --
April : May it please the Court --
May : At ease --
June : Time wastes too fast --
July : Can do --
August : "I lift my lamp beside the golden door" --
September : For goodness' sake --
October : E. pluribus unum --
November : Back to the land --
December : By George [Washington].
Responsibility: Maira Kalman.
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Filled with original art and photographs by the author who is also an illustrator and designer, each chapter represents a month of Kalman's yearlong travel across the U.S. and her reflections on democracy. She starts with a celebration of Barack Obama's Presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., continues with the month of February and Abraham Lincoln, and explores democracy and the pursuit of happiness artistically and poetically. Several presidents and political sites in Washington, D.C. are focal points as the year progresses.

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