Friday, November 12, 2010

That is Priceless, by Steve Metcher

That Is Priceless: Art's Greatest Masterpieces... Made Slightly FunnierSometimes great art could be made even greater, or at least a little funnier, if only better titles were chosen for the pieces.  Why go with something boring or hum drum, when a pop cultural reference might be much snappier?  This book takes some wonderful artistic masterpieces and makes them funnier by changing the names of the pieces.

Every now and then I need a good humor book to break things up a little.  This book was the perfect solution for that.  It was the kind of book you can either read cover to cover, which I did, or flip through randomly.  The book actually is broken into different sections, some being more religious art, some having more pop cultural references.  However, all of it was really funny and I got a big kick out of it.

I think this book would be a fun gift for people who enjoy humor books, for artists or art lovers.  It would make a nice little coffee table book, because beside being funny, the artistic pieces in the book are really lovely.  Overall, I found it to be a nice little diversion, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice light read and a good belly laugh.

This book was made available for review by NetGalley.