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GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS: BY MAIRA KALMAN. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2014. Distributed by Abrams, New York. 64 pp. 20 x 12 cm. ISBN 9780870709081 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Girls Standing on Lawns is a unique collaboration between renowned artist and bestselling children's book author Maira Kalman and New York Times bestselling writer Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket. This clever book contains 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, more than a dozen original paintings by Kalman inspired by the photographs, and brief, lyrical texts by Handler. Poetic and thought-provoking, Girls Standing on Lawns is a meditation on memories, childhood, nostalgia, home, family, and the act of seeing. The gorgeous visual material sets the stage for what Handler succinctly describes as "a photograph, a painting, a sentence, a pose." Girls, women, families, and even pets from days gone by grace the pages, looking out at us, enticing readers to imagine these people, their lives--and where they have gone.Praise for Girls Standing on Lawns "Kalman supplements the mostly black-and-white, anonymous, amateur snapshots with colorful paintings inspired by the photographs. Handler adds alternately wry, pithy, poignant--and always succinct--commentary to most spreads, inviting readers to ponder the people and scenes as well as their own family photos." --Booklist
Artist(s):Kalman, Maira
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 164586
Hardcover $14.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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