MAIRA KALMAN is an illustrator, author, and designer. She is the author of
And the Pursuit of Happiness and
The Principals of Uncertainty; and has illustrated Michael Pollan's
Food Rules and William Strunk and E.B. White's
The Elements of Style. Kalman's work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in Manhattan.
You know the authors' names. You recognize the title. You've probably used this book yourself. This is The Elements of Style, the classic style manual, now in a fourth edition. A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk & White is as valuable today as when it was first offered.This book's unique tone, wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of the little book to make a big impact with writing.
So friendly, so classic, so delightful . . . Kalman has taken 'the little book' and made it even more elegant and uplifting. -Los Angeles Times While The Elements of Style has never lacked fans or dutiful adherents, appreciation for this slim volume has taken a turn toward the whimsical and even surreal. -The New York Times The pictures are playful and subtle, which suits the spirit of this beloved bestseller. -USA Today