Note on “Girls Standing on Lawns”

21 May
“Girls Standing on Lawns” by Maira Kalman &  Daniel Handler

“Girls Standing on Lawns” by Maira Kalman & Daniel Handler

I’ve enjoyed the scope of Maira Kalman’s creations from her own work to her collaborations with her late husband, Tibor Kalman and others. Among things that stand out there is her splendid embellishment of that old war horse Strunk & White’s Elements of Style

The Elements of Style illustrated by Maira Kalman

The Elements of Style illustrated by Maira Kalman

I and the legions of other of Kalman’s admirers will be uplifted by Kalman’s “Girls Standing on Lawns” (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)her joint effort with Daniel Handler(Lemony Snicket). Its a compelling blend of vernacular photography (40 images)(of which MOMA has a an extensive collection ) and Kalman’s illustrations (12 paintings). Handler provides the text.

Perhaps she stood there  so that she could stand still

Perhaps she stood there
so that she could stand still

The good news is that this book is the first of series that Kalman is doing with the Museum of Modern Art.

We believe this, there is nothing else we believe more at this moment, that we should be standing here.

We believe this, there is nothing else we believe more at this moment, that we should be standing here.

Currently reading American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church by Alex Beam (Public Affairs)

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    […] I was reminded of Maira Kalman’s recent book, Girls Standing on Lawns. Which draws from the Museum of Modern Art’s vernacular photography collection. There is […]

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