This is a pretty lofty goal set for art, but I agree with him to a great extent. I would take out the “should,” and say if it is “art it does…move us in at least one facet of his description whether , intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually and yes even physically. The more facets the art hits on your psyche, I’d say the better it is. For after all, there are degrees of quality to art. Bottom line, if it moves us, even if we “don’t get it.” It makes us “want to get it.” It gets our juices flowing, sometimes juices we didn’t even know we had.
Corbin’s writing style is personable, interactive and friendly. You feel like you are having a conversation with him, and thus the title rings true. Do I suggest you spend the $29.95 to get a copy of the book? Yes, I do. If you are not a collector now, this book will set you out on a journey.
Michael K. Corbins’s book, “The Art of Everyday Joe – A Collector’s Journal,” is available through authorhouse.com. It would make a great gift for the collector in your home.
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