Maira Kalman

The Elements of Style

June 1 - September 16, 2017
  • The Elements of Style Illustrated, 2017
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    The Elements of Style Illustrated, 2017
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    7 3/4 x 7 3/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Roses, 2005
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    Roses, 2005
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    9 1/2 x 7 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Pink Box, 2005
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    Pink Box, 2005
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    7 3/4 x 7 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Man in a Library, 2005
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    Man in a Library, 2005
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    7 3/4 x 7 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • The temple of Isis, 2005
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8 x 6

    The temple of Isis, 2005
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    8 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Somebody else's umbrella, 2005
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8 1/4 x 6

    Somebody else's umbrella, 2005
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    8 1/4 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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    The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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    8 1/2 x 6 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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8 1/2 x 6

    The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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    8 1/2 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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    The best way to see a country, unless you are pressed for time , is to travel on foot, 2005
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    11 1/2 x 8 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Well, Susan, this is a fine mess you are in, 2005
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    Well, Susan, this is a fine mess you are in, 2005
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    9 1/4 x 6 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Nether Stowey, where Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is a few miles from Bridgewater, 2005
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    Nether Stowey, where Coleridge wrote The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, is a few miles from Bridgewater, 2005
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    8 3/4 x 6 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, 2004
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    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, 2004
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    5 3/4 x 3 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Here today, 2004
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    Here today, 2004
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    16 x 9 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Gone Tomorrow, 2004
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    Gone Tomorrow, 2004
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    10 x 7" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • His first thought on getting out of bed, 2004
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    His first thought on getting out of bed, 2004
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    9 x 7 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • None of us is perfect, 2004
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    None of us is perfect, 2004
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  • Bread and butter was all she served, 2004
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    Bread and butter was all she served, 2004
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    10 1/2 x 7 3/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Polly loves cake more than she loves me, 2004
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    Polly loves cake more than she loves me, 2004
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    8 1/2 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Do you mind me asking a question?, 2004
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    Do you mind me asking a question?, 2004
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    11 1/4 x 9" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Do you mind me asking a question?, 2004
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    Do you mind me asking a question?, 2004
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    10 x 8 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Do you mind my asking a question?, 2004
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    Do you mind my asking a question?, 2004
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    11 1/4 x 9 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Wondering irresolutely what to do next, the clock struck twelve, 2004
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    Wondering irresolutely what to do next, the clock struck twelve, 2004
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    10 x 8" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • A basic structural design underlies every kind of writing, 2004
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    A basic structural design underlies every kind of writing, 2004
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    12 x 11 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Would, 2004
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    Would, 2004
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  • Should, 2004
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    Should, 2004
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    9 1/2 x 7 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Could, 2004
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    Could, 2004
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  • Her story is strange, 2004
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    Her story is strange, 2004
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  • The ceremony was both long and tedious, 2004
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    The ceremony was both long and tedious, 2004
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    10 x 7 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • He noticed a large stain right in the center of the rug, 2004
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    He noticed a large stain right in the center of the rug, 2004
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    7 x 1/4 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • She found only two misakes, 2004
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    She found only two misakes, 2004
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    5 1/4 x 8" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Divers, 2004
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    Divers, 2004
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    5 1/4 x 8" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • What a wonderful show!, 2004
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11 x 9

    What a wonderful show!, 2004
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    11 x 9" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Know, 2004
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    Know, 2004
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  • Ledge, 2004
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    Ledge, 2004
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    6 x 5 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • O.K., 2004
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    O.K., 2004
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    8 x 3 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • He is regarded as the best dancer in the club, 2004
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    He is regarded as the best dancer in the club, 2004
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    8 1/4 x 6 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • But animals do not comprise (

    But animals do not comprise ("embrace") a zoo-they constitute a zoo, 2004
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  • Illusion. See allusion, 2004
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    Illusion. See allusion, 2004
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    12 x 9 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Chloe smells good as a baby should, 2004
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    Chloe smells good as a baby should, 2004
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  • I had a nice time, 2004
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    I had a nice time, 2004
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  • She was part in, part out, 2004
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    She was part in, part out, 2004
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    15 3/4 x 4 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • It looked more like a cormorant than like a heron, 2004
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    It looked more like a cormorant than like a heron, 2004
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    9 1/2 x 7 3/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • It looked more like a cormorant than like a heron, 2004
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10 x 8 1/2

    It looked more like a cormorant than like a heron, 2004
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    10 x 8 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • It was a unique eggbeater, 2004
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    It was a unique eggbeater, 2004
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    11x 7 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • With a list of reminders, 2004
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    With a list of reminders, 2004
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  • The approach to style is by way of plainness, simplicity, orderliness, sincerity, 2004
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    The approach to style is by way of plainness, simplicity, orderliness, sincerity, 2004
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    8 1/2 x 11 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Rich ornate prose is hard to digest, generally unwholesome, and sometimes nauseating, 2004
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    Rich ornate prose is hard to digest, generally unwholesome, and sometimes nauseating, 2004
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    9 1/4 x 7 1/4 image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • "Spontenaeous me," sang Whitman, 2004
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    10 3/4 x 8 3/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Overly, muchly, thusly, 2004
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    Overly, muchly, thusly, 2004
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    8 x 6" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand, 2005
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    Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand, 2005
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    8 x 10 1/2" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Agreement, 2005
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    Agreement, 2005
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  • Sentence Fragment, 2005
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    Sentence Fragment, 2005
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  • Lincoln, Abraham, 2005
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    Lincoln, Abraham, 2005
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    11 1/2 x 8 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • William Strunk,Jr., 2005
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    William Strunk,Jr., 2005
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    12 x 9" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • E.B. White, 2005
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    E.B. White, 2005
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    7 3/4 x 9" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Hot day. Book found. Aha! Words cannot express. Without a doubt. Goodness Good. Good.Good.,2005
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    Hot day. Book found. Aha! Words cannot express. Without a doubt. Goodness Good. Good.Good.,2005
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    9 3/4 x 9 1/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

  • Every window, picture, and mirror was smashed, 2004
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    Every window, picture, and mirror was smashed, 2004
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    11 1/2 x 8 3/4" image, 21 1/4 x 17 1/4" framed

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