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THE ACCIDENTAL MASTERPIECE: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The chief art critic for the New York Times offers an amiable, even breezy discussion the about the ways various artists transform their circumstances into works that can inform and enrich the rest of us. Kimmelman's overall take can be ascertained from the fact that beautiful is the second word in the first chapter, delicious the last one before the bibliography. Beauty and deliciousness fill the ... Read full review

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Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

This probably isn't the best book about art ever written, but it's by far the best one I've ever read. Michael Kimmelman is quite simply a fantastic writer, and his unexpectedly wonderful book is ... Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Ceilidh Newbury - Goodreads

Amazing insight into how art and life relate. How art represents life. How life is art. And how art can become someones life. Well written and extremely enjoyable to read. Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Xander - Goodreads

it was cute i guess Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Gette - Goodreads

Brilliant and original through and through. Full of zany biographical info on artists and collectors and museums of all kinds. This man genuinely connects the dots in a most engaging way. Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Jacquelyn Moses - Goodreads

Totally inspiring! I love being reminded to look at the beauty and passion of others as art. Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Donna Pelley - Goodreads

Interesting. Kimmelman presents the work and lives of various modern artists and collectors in a very accessible, story-telling fashion. Many of the artists detailed were previously unknown to me and ... Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Raphaela - Goodreads

This was such a fun, meandering meditation on art. Other critics praise Kimmelman for making connections between seemingly disparate artists and themes, and I agree. Like a skilled visual artist ... Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Ed Smiley - Goodreads

An interesting read. It wanders over all aspects of art and creativity. Read full review

Review: The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa

User Review  - Tobias - Goodreads

Kinda fantastic: unexpected juxtapositions, with incisive takes on figures from Matthew Barney to Bob Ross. Read full review

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