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Reads tagged with “Maira Kalman”

Girls Standing on Lawns: A Quirky Collaboration Between Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler, and MoMA
Girls Standing on Lawns: A Quirky Collaboration Between Maira Kalman, Daniel Handler, and MoMA

A celebration of the art of seeing and being seen.

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Maira Kalman on Art and the Power of Not Thinking
Maira Kalman on Art and the Power of Not Thinking

“To have an empty brain is a complete delight.”

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Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence
Maira Kalman on Identity, Happiness, and Existence

“How are we so optimistic, so careful not to trip and yet do trip, and then get up and say OK?”

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The Best Food Books of 2011
The Best Food Books of 2011

From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design.

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Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules
Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules

A diet your grandmother would approve, why boredom isn’t edible, and what peas have to do with time travel.

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Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life
Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life

“What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? … Work and love.”

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Maira Kalman on Walking as a Creative Device and the Difference Between Thinking and Feeling
Maira Kalman on Walking as a Creative Device and the Difference Between Thinking and Feeling

“It’s very important not to be bored…for too long. More than a minute.”

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9 Books on Reading and Writing
9 Books on Reading and Writing

Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure.

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Maira Kalman + Daniel Handler Illustrate a Breakup Through Significant Objects
Maira Kalman + Daniel Handler Illustrate a Breakup Through Significant Objects

What sugar and a pinhole camera have to do with the ephemeral ephemera of impossible love.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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