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Art as therapy / Alain de Botton, John Armstrong.

Art as therapy / Alain de Botton, John Armstrong.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date
701.18 DEBO
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 30 May 2022
701.18 DEBO
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
701.18 DEBO
Adult Non Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9780714865911 (hardback)
Author De Botton, Alain. 1969- author.
Title Art as therapy / Alain de Botton, John Armstrong.
Publisher/Date London : Phaidon Press, 2013.
copyright2013
Pagination etc. 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 28 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note This book describes a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that the works of art can be useful, relevant--and even therapeutic. What is art's purpose? This book proposes a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and - above all else - therapeutic for their viewers. De Botton argues that certain great works offer clues on managing the tensions and confusions of everyday life. Chapters on Love, Nature, Money, and Politics outline how art can help with these common difficulties - for example, Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter helps us focus on what we want to be loved for; Serra's Fernando Pessoa reminds us of the importance of dignity in suffering; and Manet's Bunch of Asparagus teaches us how to preserve and value our long-term partners. This book offers an unconventional perspective, demonstrating how art can guide us, console us, and help us better understand ourselves.
Subject Art criticism
Art appreciation
Art -- Psychological aspects
Added Author Armstrong, John, 1966- author.
Shelf Location 701.18 DEBO
701.18 DEBO
701.18 DEBO
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