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, it features 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 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.
- Author: David Byrne
- Illustrator: Maira Kalman
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020
- 160 pages, 9.5" x 6.5"
- Full color illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 9781635576689