GIRLS STANDING ON LAWNS -- a poetic meditation on memories, childhood, nostalgia, and the act of seeing
Girls Standing On Lawns by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler (2014, Harry N. Abrams; 64 pages)
This is a book composed of 40 vintage photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and also the exquisite 12 original paintings by Maira Kalman. She looked for inspiration in the photographs that are also treated with love by the lyrical texts of Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket). 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.
I love everything about this book; it is absolutely delightful in its entirety. It's gorgeous visually, poetic, and better yet, thought-provoking. The fact that it gravitates around mementos of girls, women, and pets adds more complexity and value. Worthy.
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