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!!> PDF ✯ My Favorite Things ⚣ Author Maira Kalman – Submitsites.info From Maira Kalman, The Author Of The Bestsellers The Principles Of Uncertainty And The Elements Of Style, Comes This Beautiful Pictorial And Narrative Exploration Of The Significance Of Objects In Our Lives, Drawn From Her Personal Artifacts, Recollections, And Selections From The Collection Of The Cooper Hewitt, National Design MuseumWith Than Fifty Original Paintings And Featuring Bestselling Author And Illustrator Maira Kalman S Signature Handwritten Prose, My Favorite Things Is A Poignant And Witty Meditation On The Importance Of Both Quotidian And Unusual Objects In Our Culture And Private WorldsCreated In The Same Colorful, Engaging, And Insightful Style As Her Previous Works, Which Have Won Her Fans Around The World, My Favorite Things Features Than Fifty Objects From Both The Cooper Hewitt And Kalman S Personal Collections The Pocket Watch Abraham Lincoln Was Carrying When He Was Shot, Original Editions Of Winnie The Pooh And Alice In Wonderland, A Handkerchief In Memoriam Of Queen Victoria, An Ingo Maurer Lamp, Rietveld S Z Chair, A Pair Of Toscanini S Pants, And Photographs Kalman Has Taken Of People Walking Towards And Away From Her A Pictorial Index Provides Photographs Of The Actual Objects And A Short Description Of Them, Enhancing The Reading ExperienceAs It Speaks To The Universal Experience And Importance Of Beloved Objects In Our Lives Big And Small, Famous And Private This Unique Work Is A Fresh Way Of Examining And Understanding Our Society, History, Culture, And Ourselves

10 thoughts on “My Favorite Things

  1. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Julie Andrews, singing My Favorite Things, from The Sound of Music, which bears no obvious relationship to Maira Kalman s book again, since this song, obviously referenced in Kalman s title, is about fighting back the darkness, and one s fears maybe it fits Here s some of it from her website s quirky, lovely book sort of meanders around to explore how the objects she loves pertain to her growing up and Julie Andrews, singing My Favorite Things, from The Sound

  2. Rhode Rhode says:

    Maira Kalman s books and art make me feel rapturous I m just so glad to be on the same planet and even be the same species as this artist who just gets it I can t explain what it is she gets But she does She gets it And then she explains it And you get it too And then you smile I bought two copies of this book, one for myself and one for a friend When I gave it to her, she said glancing at the cover, Thanks I m sure my young kids will love it So I had to explain, th

  3. Elizabeth A Elizabeth A says:

    Every time I read a book by Maira Kalman, I want to invite the author over for tea and crumpets Or maybe a glass of sherry She sees the world in a way that most of us adults lose touch with as we drape ourselves in our serious grownup adult cloaks And our lives are the sadder for it This picture book for adults contains paintings, photos, and wonderfully quirky text by the author We surround ourselves with objects, but how often do we really look at them The author does ju

  4. Julie Ehlers Julie Ehlers says:

    The Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC once asked Maira Kalman to do an exhibit based their collection My Favorite Things is the book based on that exhibit The first part is a brief autobiography of Kalman, followed by illustrations of her favorite items from the Cooper Hewitt, followed by illustrations of Kalman s other favorite things, all accompanied by brief bits of text and excerpts from other books This is like a picture book for adults it s a bit hard to review because it s so sh

  5. Michael Berman Michael Berman says:

    A charming, moving book that purports to be about the beauty and elegance of things taken from the Cooper Hewitt museum, the author s life, and memory but is really about love, loss, and life.

  6. Laura Aldous Laura Aldous says:

    Glorious and wonderful A pictorial, playful and personal book that swallows you up Yay

  7. Kate Kate says:

    Beautiful art and writing as always, but I found the subject matter to be a little hollow compared to her other work.

  8. DeB MaRtEnS DeB MaRtEnS says:

    I adore Maira Kalman and was thrilled to be able to purchase her newest lovely graphic novel Special, whimsical, funny, delightful.

  9. Cat Cat says:

    A student gave me this book as a gift, and I am so grateful he did, not only because I loved it but also because Kalman s rhapsodic quirkiness will now forever be married in my mind with this student s wit, aestheticism, and eclectic memory and imagination The student and Kalman share the feeling that objects are luminous beyond themselves, not only because they attest to the lives of people who came before us and thus in some way both memorialize and undercut their loss but also because they A student gave me thi

  10. Christine Christine says:

    As an aspiring minimalist, I love a good decluttering and a purge now and again That said, there are a few select items in my possession that mean a great deal to me and that bring a smile to me whenever I pass by them My paternal grandmother s measuring cup with the dent My great aunt s silver teaspoons that are coincidentally engraved with my own matching initials A silver bracelet that belonged to a close friend who passed away Perusing this book gave me the same thrill as peeking into s As an aspiring minimalist, I l

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