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The principles of uncertainty

Author: Maira Kalman
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Maira Kalman; Maira Kalman; Maira Kalman; Maira Kalman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maira Kalman
ISBN: 9780143116462 0143116460
OCLC Number: 941091102
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
Includes index.
Description: 325 p. : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Sorry, the rest unknown --
Celestial harmony --
Cherubim and seraphim --
Heaven on earth --
Still --
Collecting myself --
Paris --
Ich Habe Genug --
Completely --
The impossibility of February --
One thing leads to another --
Finale.
Responsibility: Maira Kalman.

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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).

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