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very enjoyable to read even for someone who is a bit of an art philistine. I liked the variability of the chapter topics and the perspective it gives. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't find much substance in this book, more or less a lengthy droll on what is basically common sense.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like the way Michael Kimmelman writes. Its an Easy Read. If you have not read "Portraits", you really should. Its like you are right there with the artist!Published on May 12, 2013 by artsy
the book is the book that I ordered. Nice soft copy, good condition and packaging was good.
Can't say much about the book, bought it for an english turned art class (wtf... Read more
This book is quite an enjoyable read. Throughout it are bits of travel writing, memoir, and biography, where Kimmelman relates artistic notions to daily life. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Kellie
I've read this book more than once, just for the shear pleasure of enjoying the writing style, and getting inside the heads of the people Mr. Kimmelman has profiled here. Read morePublished on June 9, 2009 by Mary Bedy
While I enjoyed some of the stories in this book, I couldn't really follow a coherent thread here. This book seemed a kind of fun and loose ramble through some of the authors... Read morePublished on January 30, 2009 by C. Kingsley
This book is a light read and enjoyable. The author, Michael Kimmelman weaves his life into experiences that helps explain how art and life are related. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by J. Jensen
Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic for the New York Times, takes a very down-to-earth tour of the nature of visual art and its contemporary issues in THE ACCIDENTAL MASTERPIECE. Read morePublished on November 24, 2008 by C. Ebeling