Women Holding Things


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$32.50  $30.23
Harper Design
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6.94 X 8.76 X 0.98 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Maira Kalman is the author/illustrator of over thirty books for adults and children and a contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times. She lives in New York City.


"In Women Holding Things, artist Kalman--an uncommon philosopher of the quietly magnificent in the mundane--celebrates all the things we hold. [...] The tender, infinitely expressive paintings are captioned with spare words that lend each vignette an extra air of human fragility and resilience." -- Maria Popova, The Marginalian

"The prospect of reading and looking at Kalman's work gets my heart moving like a squirmy animal. This is not a hyperbole. The excitement, I think, is in how she is able to locate the elusive sweet spot of poignant and funny, along with the often-dark complexities behind these emotions. I feel like I will learn something new about people, myself." -- Literary Hub

"The mega-talented writer and artist Maira Kalman presents, in radiant color, Women Holding Things. Kalman's brief texts are thoughtful, autobiographical, powerful. This life-affirming book shines a light on women's lives and how we all hold our humanity." -- Sandee Brawarsky, Hadassah Magazine

"When [Maira] Kalman looked at her archives, she noticed that she had a large collection of photographs of women holding things. [...] The project that germinated [...] "Women Holding Things," gathers dozens of new images and some previously unpublished ones." -- New Yorker