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And the Pursuit of Happiness

SKU: 025848

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.

A companion to the traveling exhibition Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and presented at the Skirball in 2010–2011.

by Maira Kalman (Author)

Paperback, 480 Pages, Published 2012


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And the Pursuit of Happiness

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And the Pursuit of Happiness
And the Pursuit of Happiness Sale price$30.00