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Art Afterpieces

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Humor book of doctored masterpieces.
Paperback, 0 pages
Published September 28th 1976 by Putnam Publishing Group (first published 1964)
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Mike Jensen
Sep 18, 2013 Mike Jensen rated it it was ok
The two stars is not to represent the book's actual worth, but my feelings about it 50 years after its publication. ART AFTERPIECES seems mild now. A few of the visual gags are clever, but most are not. This is a bit unfair, for what were then called "non-books," books that were not so much written as conceived around a series of images, were new and controversial. Their novelty alone was enough to get a reaction. This one created a stir at the time. Now it is hard to see why.

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Toby
Nov 24, 2013 Toby rated it really liked it
This review is based on my having read this book in 1969 or 1970, revisiting it earlier this year, and my perception of the book over the intervening years.
I bought Art Afterpieces at a used book store when I was a kid. To a 12 year old it was funny, but I wasn't really sure why. I ended up spending a lot of time at the library learning how to research, discovering the original art work, and comparing them to Ward Kimball's renderings. The book set off a desire to understand more about what make
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