Hurry Up and Wait, the second volume in a new series of collaborations between artist Maira Kalman, author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is a whimsical collection of images that capture people in motion – or not. In snapshots by the likes of Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Dorothea Lange, Garry Winogrand, Helen Levitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans, some people stride forth, dash across streets, race on bicycles, and jump over puddles, while others form snaking lines, daydream on park benches, and linger on sidewalks with friends. So what’s the rush? With 11 new vibrant illustrations by Kalman inspired by photographs in MoMA’s collection, and thought-provoking prose by Handler that ponder the merits of action, Hurry Up and Wait is a spirited reflection on the daily rhythms of life.
• With elevent new paintings by Maira Kalman, and playful poetic musings by Daniel Handler, this follow up to last year’s successful Girls Standing on Lawns is a great gift for readers of all ages.
• Features some of the most recognizable names in the history of photography.
• Inspires creative thinking by encouraging children to look closely at pictures to come up with their own narratives.