Title:The Accidental Masterpiece - On the Art of Life and Vice Versa
NY Times chief art critic Kimmelman weaves together bits of memoir, travel writing and biography with wide-ranging and brilliant critical reflections on finding the art in everyday life. Who else could move gracefully, in a single essay, between a rare 16th century German altarpiece and monuments of 1970s land art in the American Southwest? Kimmelman tries to refresh our sense of awe by assembling an eclectic cabinet of wonders, in which the impressionist Pierre Bonnard may be found in a drawer next to Bob Ross of afternoon TV fame. Great artists share space with amateur photographers, explorers and unheralded collectors. In Kimmelman's company, this journey is a consistently enlightening, often humorous and an occasionally exhilarating adventure...
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