ABOUT THE BOOK
A new title from bestselling philosopher and essayist Alain de Botton, in collaboration with philosophical art historian John Armstrong, which asks the question ‘what is art for?’.
Engaging and lively, and not a little 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.
'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.'
Gwyneth Paltrow, goop.com