Hurry Up and Wait by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (2015, MoMA; 64 pages)
This is the second volume in a series of collaborations between the artist Maira Kalman, the writer Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and the Museum of Modern Art. The book shows pictures and drawings of people striding forth, dashing across streets, and jumping over puddles, while others daydream on park benches and linger on sidewalks with friends.
This is a follow-up to Girls Standing on Lawns, and it also contains important photographs from MoMA's collection, by Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt and more artists. Kalman includes ten vibrant paintings and Handler adds his elegant prose, while he ponders the merits of action and contemplation.
A delightful book, absolutely enjoyable both for youth and adults.
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Recommended by: Maite