A captivating, uncomplicated read that challenges how artists, dealers, and particularly, art museums do business, and anyone who cares about art should get a copy. (The Denver Post
When I read through Art as Therapy
, paintings that I had long admired suddenly became new when seen through the filter of self awareness and exploration. Really a gem of a book. (Goop
Bountiful food for thought here, elegantly phrased and finely illustrated. (The Seattle Times
A profoundly refreshing and heterodox approach to art. . . Art as Therapy
upend[s] the art world's self-referential culture [and] boldly positions art at the center of our daily lives. (Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Alain de Botton is the bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and Religion for Atheists in addition to other works of fiction and essays. In 2008 he founded The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. His work has been reviewed in The Times, The Guardian, The Economist among many others and he has appeared on BBC Radio 4, Question Time and Newsnight. His popular TED talks have combined received over 3 million views. De Botton lives and works in London. John Armstrong is a philosopher and art theorist based at Melbourne University in Australia. He is the author of several books, including The Intimate Philosophy of Art, Conditions of Love and In Search of Civilisation.