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From children's books to Germanyer covers, fashion to philosophical musings, this first retrospective book on the beloved illustrator, author, and designer Maira Kalman is an inventory of imaginative genius certain to delight her many fans. The world as seen through Kalman's eyes is a quirky, slightly off-kilter place as colourful and varied as a kaleidoscope. For decades this brilliant artist has captured our hearts with her whimsical illustrations and engaged our minds with her trenchant observations. A companion to a travelling exhibition, this monograph on Kalman's work features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, and journal entries as well as rarely glimpsed photographs, stills from performance pieces, and examples of her newest project, embroidery. Kalman was born in Tel Aviv in 1949 and moved to Germany at the age of four. Among her varied body of work are illustrated books for children and adults, clocks she designed with her late husband Tibor Kalman, columns for The Germany Times, fabrics for Maharam and Isaac Mizrahi, and sets for the choreographer Mark Morris. In this book, Kalman offers commentary on her life as an artist, collector, observer, traveller, and maker of lists, while essays by curator Ingrid Schaffner and art historian Kenneth Silver explore her unique gift for distilling the extraordinary from the merely ordinary. From the youngest readers to the most discerning critics, Kalman's many admirers will embrace this wonderful celebration of a life dedicated to making art.

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The world as seen through Kalman's eyes is a slightly off-kilter

place as colorful and varied as a kaleidoscope. For decades

this brilliant artist has captured our hearts with her whimsical

illustrations and engaged our minds with her trenchant

observations. A companion to a traveling exhibition, this

monograph on Kalman's work features over one hundred

paintings and drawings, as well as her lesser-known work in

photography, textiles, and embroidery. Among Kalman's varied

body of work are illustrated books for children and adults,

clocks she designed with her late husband Tibor Kalman,

columns for The New York Times, fabrics for Maharam and

Isaac Mizrahi, and sets for the choreographer Mark Morris.

This book also presents Kalman as a collector, commentator,

traveler, and maker of lists by way of an installation tableau of

many tables of many things selected from her life and studio.

Essays in the book explore Kalman's unique gift for distilling

the extraordinary from the merely ordinary. From the youngest

readers to the most discerning critics, Kalman's many admirers

will embrace this wonderful celebration of a life dedicated to

making art.

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ruth-ida, August 5, 2010 (view all comments by ruth-ida)
Maira Kalman is a delight. Her work reminds me about
what is absurd and fun in life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9783791350356
Author:
Schaffner, Ingrid
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Editor:
Ghelerter, Donna
Editor:
Gregory, Stamatina
Author:
Ghelerter, D.
Author:
Gould, C.
Author:
, Gregory S.
Author:
Silver, K.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individual Artists - Monographs
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 10.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , The world as seen through Kalman's eyes is a slightly off-kilter

place as colorful and varied as a kaleidoscope. For decades

this brilliant artist has captured our hearts with her whimsical

illustrations and engaged our minds with her trenchant

observations. A companion to a traveling exhibition, this

monograph on Kalman's work features over one hundred

paintings and drawings, as well as her lesser-known work in

photography, textiles, and embroidery. Among Kalman's varied

body of work are illustrated books for children and adults,

clocks she designed with her late husband Tibor Kalman,

columns for The New York Times, fabrics for Maharam and

Isaac Mizrahi, and sets for the choreographer Mark Morris.

This book also presents Kalman as a collector, commentator,

traveler, and maker of lists by way of an installation tableau of

many tables of many things selected from her life and studio.

Essays in the book explore Kalman's unique gift for distilling

the extraordinary from the merely ordinary. From the youngest

readers to the most discerning critics, Kalman's many admirers

will embrace this wonderful celebration of a life dedicated to

making art.

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