This week on Up Close, the joy of discovery.
We owe so much of what we know and think about our pasts and ourselves to archaeologists. Exploring what makes them tick and how hard it is to get their work done is Marilyn Johnson, author of Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.
And then, artist Maira Kalman’s work has been a joyous discovery for many. But the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum turned the tables by asking her to dip into their collection and reveal what she finds delightul. Her book from that adventure is, My Favorite Things: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Catalog of Unusual Objects, Memories, and Delight.
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