And the Pursuit of Happiness
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And the Pursuit of Happiness

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Energized and inspired by the 2008 elections, celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman traveled to Washington, D.C., launching a year-long investigation of American democracy and its workings. The result is an artist's idiosyncratic vision of history and contemporary politics. Whether returning to America's historical roots at the Lincoln archive and Jefferson's Monticello, or taking the pulse of the present day at a town hall meeting in Vermont, an Army base in Kentucky, and the inner chambers of the Supreme Court, Kalman finds evidence of democracy at work all around us. Her route is always one of fascinating indirection, but one that captures and shares in hundreds of beautiful, colorful reasons why we are proud to be Americans.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 28mm | 920.79g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143122037
  • 9780143122036
  • 387,954

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"Perhaps Kalman's greatest gift is that her work embodies both the ironic and the earnest at their best, at the place where they come together and create lyrical, personal truth. She is such a magnanimous artist. She invites us, welcomes us, into the most intimate, unprotected place of all: daydreams. Who can resist her?"


--NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS blog
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About Maira Kalman

MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of The Principles of Uncertainty, and illustrator of the bestselling edition of William Strunk and E.B.White's The Elements of Style. Most recently, she collaborated with Michael Pollan to illustrate his bestselling Food Rules. Kalman's work is shown at the Jule Saul Gallery in Manhattan.
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2,888 ratings
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