Synopses & Reviews
The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained to millions of readers the basic principles of plain English. The books mantra "make every word tell" is still on point. Whether seventeen or seventy, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. The Elements of Style Illustrated will come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition.
"So friendly, so classic, so delightful...Kalman has taken the little book and made it even more elegant and uplifting." Los Angeles Times
"While The Elements of Style has never lacked fans or dutiful adherents, appreciation for this slim volume has taken a turn toward the whimsical and even surreal." The New York Times
"The pictures are playful and subtle, which suits the spirit of this beloved bestseller." USA Today
Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered style manual, now in its fourth edition, a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear.
About the Author
William Strunk J r. (1869-1946) was professor of English at Cornell University. He wrote The Elements of Style
in 1918 for the use of his students, who dubbed it "the little book."
E.B. White (1899-1985) was a leading American essayist, author, humorist, poet, and literary stylist whose wide range of writing includes Charlotte's Web.
Maira Kalman has illustrated twelve children's books, numerous covers for The New Yorker, fabrics for fashion designers Isaac Mizrahi and Kate Spade, and many other projects.