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“And the Pursuit of Happiness” Penguin Press, 2010 “First published as an illustrated, 12-part blog in the New York Times, artist-author Kalman’s wonderfully idiosyncratic meditation on democracy is now available in a single volume. Despite its original episodic publication, the book coheres beautifully in terms of both artistic unity and the careful evolution of its …

Pie *and* Maira Kalman. Very hard to beat. From her marvelous book "And the Pursuit of Happiness"

I am standing in a spotless room with the Commissioner of Sanitation. He is wearing a gray suit with the usual orange foulard. There is complete harmony between us. We do not need to say a word.

For Goodness' Sake

I am standing in a spotless room with the Commissioner of Sanitation. He is wearing a gray suit with the usual orange foulard. There is complete harmony between us.

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Maira Kalman - Celestial Harmony

Celestial Harmony

An artist’s illustrated essay on English gardens, former schoolteachers and people who wear jaunty hats.

Maira Kalman Girls Standing on Lawns inspiration

Maira Kalman - 'Girls Standing on Lawns'

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Illustration by Maira Kalman. Regarding her visit with photographer, Helen Levitt.

I make plans for trips to gardens where I will sit and draw and eat a meringue and savor the moment. By George! That's it. Savor the moment.

I make plans for trips to gardens where I will sit and draw and eat a meringue and savor the moment. By George! That's it. Savor the moment.

From Maria Kalman's book "Beloved Dog"

Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine Companions

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