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


Kimmelman, Michael

Michael Kimmelman, the prominent New York Times writer and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, is known as a deep and graceful writer across the disciplines of art and music and also as a pianist who understands something about the artist’s sensibility from the inside. Readers have come to expect him not only to fill in their knowledge about art but also to inspire them to think about connections between art and the larger world – which is to say, to think more like an artist. Kimmelman’s many years of contemplating and writing about art have brought him to this wise, wide-ranging, and long-awaited book.


“For Kimmelman our world is our canvas and his drive is to bring the reader into that ethereal field of true observation and experience that will enhance our quality of artful living.” — reviewed by Grady Harp.


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