The Elements of Style (Illustrated)
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by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White
Illustrated by Maira Kalman
The only style manual ever to appear on bestseller lists has explained the basic principles of plain English to millions of readers. Whether one is 17 or 70, this much-loved classic, now in its fourth edition, will forever be the go-to guide when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer or serve as a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Kalman's exquisite illustrations give the revered work a jolt of new energy, making the learning experience more colorful and clear. The Elements of Style (Illustrated) will come to be known as the definitive, must-have edition.
The Jewish Museum and The New York Public Library (NYPL) have jointly acquired the complete series of 57 gouaches on paper created by designer, author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman for the 2005 edition of The Elements of Style.