the principles of uncertainty by maira kalman

detail from the principles of uncertainty
detail from the principles of uncertainty

i just added this book to my xmas list (which is silly, as we’re not celebrating xmas anymore, so i guess it goes on my after-you-get-paid-from-freelance-work list). the book’s description:

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).

lovely illustrations, witty prose: fabulous. i can’t wait to see it in person.

(via new york magazine)

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