American Utopia

Author(s): David Byrne; Maira Kalman


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's American Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and now 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.

*Don't miss the Spike Lee film of the American Utopia on HBO.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781635576689
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : 0.01
  • : June 2020
  • : .01 Inches X 6.12 Inches X 9.25 Inches
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Byrne; Maira Kalman
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 818.609
  • : 160