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Publisher — Bloomsbury
Date Published — October 27, 2020
ISBN — 9781635576689

American Utopia

David Byrne, Maira Kalman

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Publisher — Bloomsbury
Date Published — October 27, 2020
ISBN — 9781635576689

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman--an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all.

Don't miss the Spike Lee film of the Broadway hitAmerican Utopia--on HBO.

A joyful collaboration between old friends David Byrne and Maira Kalman,American Utopia offers readers an antidote to cynicism, bursting with pathos, humanism, and hope--featuring his words and lyrics brought to life with more than 150 of her colorful paintings.

The text is drawn from David Byrne'sAmerican Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and is soon to be a documentary from Spike Lee. The four-color artwork, by Maira Kalman, which she created for the Broadway show's curtain, is composed of small moments, expressions, gestures, and interactions that together offer a portrait of daily life and coexistence.

With their creative talents combined,American Utopia is a salvo for kindness and a call for jubilation, a reminder to sing, dance, and waste not a moment. Beautifully designed and edited by Alex Kalman,American Utopia is a balm for the soul from two of the world's most extraordinary artists.