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domingo, outubro 06, 2013

"Art as Therapy" de Alain de Botton e John Armstrong

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"Art as Therapy" (Alain de Botton / John Armstrong) «introduces a new method of interpreting art: art as a form of therapy, providing powerful solutions to many of life’s dilemmas.»

«We often hear that art is important, but we're seldom told exactly why. Renowned Swiss-born popular philosopher and essayist Alain de Botton believes art has relevance in answering some of our most intimate and ordinary dilemmas: Why is my work not satisfying? Why do other people seem to have a more glamorous life? How can I improve my relationships?»

«Alain de Botton introduces a new method of interpreting art, one that argues that certain great works offer clues on managing the tensions and confusions of everyday life. (Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter, he says, helps us focus on what we want to be loved for.) Using 150 examples of outstanding art, architecture, and design in chapters on love, nature, money, and politics, de Botton aims to guide us to a deeper understanding of art and ourselves.»

Livro a ser editado em breve.

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