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With her trademark style, wit, sensitivity, and spontaneity, Maira Kalman guides a whirlwind tour of American democracy.

And the Pursuit of Happiness is beloved artist and author Maira Kalman's yearlong investigation of democracy and how it works. Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, on inauguration day Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a national tour that would take her from a town hall meeting in Newfane, Vermont, to the inner chambers of the Supreme Court.

As we follow Kalman's wholly idiosyncratic journey, we fall in love with Lincoln alongside her as she imagines making a home for herself in the center of his magisterial memorial; ponder Alexis de Tocqueville's America; witness the inner workings of a Bronx middle-school student council; take a high-speed lesson in great American women in the National Portrait Gallery; and consider the cost of war to the brave American service families of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The observations she makes as she travels charm and inform, and-as we have come to expect with Kalman-the route is always one of fascinating indirection.

Kalman finds evidence of democracy at work all around us. And the cast of characters we meet along the way is rousing good company, featuring visits from Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many others. And the Pursuit of Happiness is a remarkable tribute to our history and a powerful reminder of the potential our future holds, from a true national treasure.

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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.

Synopsis:

Maira Kalman’s joyous celebration of this dazzling landmark brilliantly captures the wonder, complexity and grandiosity of Grand Central and all the people who are part of it.

Kalman’s witty text and bright, detailed illustrations bring to life “the biggest, fastest, busiest place there is.”    

This special hardcover edition is being published to coincide with Grand Central’s 2013 centennial celebration.

About the Author

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.and#160; cofounded the Rubber Band Society. amused. children: two. dog: one."

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399229268
Author:
Kalman, Maira
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Author:
Byrne, David
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Transportation
Subject:
Transportation - Railroads & Trains
Subject:
Transportation - Trains
Subject:
Stations
Subject:
Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Mind & Body
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Political
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-color throughout
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.93x11.16x.41 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by ,

Maira Kalman’s joyous celebration of this dazzling landmark brilliantly captures the wonder, complexity and grandiosity of Grand Central and all the people who are part of it.

Kalman’s witty text and bright, detailed illustrations bring to life “the biggest, fastest, busiest place there is.”    

This special hardcover edition is being published to coincide with Grand Central’s 2013 centennial celebration.

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