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Art as Therapy (Hardback)

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Description

Details: Hardback. 240 pages. 2013.

About

A new title from bestselling philosopher and essayist Alain de Botton, in collaboration with philosophical art historian John Armstrong, asks the question ‘What is art for?’

Engaging, lively, and more than slightly controversial, Art as Therapy is packed with 150 examples of outstanding art, architecture, and design, while chapters on Love, Nature, Money and Politics show how art can help with many common difficulties, from forging good relationships, finding happiness, to coming to terms with mortality.

This book seeks to help us develop a deeper understanding of art and of ourselves in equal measure, providing fascinating reading for those who are familiar with art as well as those who are new to the subject.

Size: 10 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches