The Principles of Uncertainty


We love this book by Maira Kalman (a perennially talented and quirky illustrator-author) in contrast to our other books on zen, mindfulness and meditation because it embraces the unpredictable, the messy, the scrawled and scratched-out, and finds a way to work with a cluttered and creative mind. This is a perfect book for anyone with an artist’s way of thinking.


An irresistible invitation to experience life through a beloved artist’s psyche, The Principles of Uncertainty is a compilation of Maira Kalman’s New York Times columns. Part personal narrative, part documentary, part travelogue, part chapbook, and all Kalman, these brilliant, whimsical paintings, ideas, and images which initially appear random ultimately form an intricately interconnected worldview, an idiosyncratic inner monologue.

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