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The Principles of Uncertainty

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The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman
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Oct 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780143116462

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“Sublime…  Kalman’s elegantly witty and at times melancholy narrative runs arm in arm with her unmistakable paintings on a serendipitous romp through the history of the world.”Vanity Fair
“Wildly original…there’s nothing else even remotely like it… This hilarious, wise, and deeply moving volume [is] the ultimate picture book for grown-ups.”O Magazine
“An odd treasure.”—Ariel Levy, The New York Times Book Review
“Within this work, as much literary as artistic, one finds the assurance (the certainty!) that the human condition is inescapable but not insurmountable.”—The New York Observer
“In her distinctive, muscularly whimsical paintings with sad-funny handwritten annotations, Kalman encounters, well, everything…More personal than much of her previous work, the book is simultaneously idiosyncratic and universal.  And utterly lovable.” —Culture + Travel
“This is a unique, warmly intelligent book for the enjoyment of artists, writers and anyone who delights in works of genuine imagination.”—L.K. Hanson, Minnesota Star Tribune
“My absolute favorite book of recent memory: an exquisite and delightful and peculiarly illustrated memoir about…well, the search for the meaning of life. I will be giving this book to everyone I know.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Table Of Contents

The Principles of UncertaintyMay 2006
Sorry, the Rest Unknown

June 2006
Celestial harmony

July 2006
Cherubim and Seraphim

August 2006
Heaven on Earth

September 2006

October 2006
Collecting Myself

November 2006

December 2006
Ich Habe Genug

January 2007

February 2007
The Impossibility of February

March 2007
One Thing Leads To Another

April 2007



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