Art as Therapy What is art for In the engaging lively and controversial new book bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton with art historian John Armstrong proposes a new way of looking at art suggesting that i

  • Title: Art as Therapy
  • Author: Alain de Botton John Armstrong
  • ISBN: 9780714865911
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What is art for In the engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton, with art historian John Armstrong, proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and above all else therapeutic for its audiences.De Botton argues that certain great works of art offer clues on managing the tensions and confWhat is art for In the engaging, lively, and controversial new book, bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton, with art historian John Armstrong, proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and above all else therapeutic for its audiences.De Botton argues that certain great works of art offer clues on managing the tensions and confusions of everyday life Art as Therapy is packed with 150 examples of outstanding art, with chapters on Love, Nature, Money, and Politics outlining how these works can help with common difficulties For example, Vermeer s Girl Reading a Letter helps us focus on what we want to be loved for Serra s Fernando Passoa 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.De Botton demonstrates how art can guide and console us, and along the way, help us to better understand both art and ourselves.

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    1. از بهترین‌های آلن دوباتن! بسیار جای تفکر داره این کتاب. امیدوارم روزی درباره‌ش بیشتر بنویسم!--- --- ---توی این کتاب، آلن دوباتن دید جدیدی رو به هنر نشون می‌ده. بهمون یاد می‌ده که چطوری می‌شه با دیدن اثار هنری، مفاهیم بیشتری استخراج کنیم و چطوری ازشون توی زندگی استفاده کنیم.چطور [...]

    2. This book is simplistic, maddening, provocative, and eccentric. It is also Utopian, contradictory and overly-ambitious. Finally, it is also fun, stimulating and refreshing. For me this book is all of these things.Alain de Bottan and John Armstrong argue that we need artists to teach us about the loves, fears and foibles of the human condition. Of course a lot of artists do that already, but they want them to do it MORE. They also feel that we (the great unwashed public), need to listen more to a [...]

    3. جلسه ي آخره و استاد براي اولين بار در طول ترم به كلاس اومده و قراره كل درس رو توي يك ساعت جمع و جور كنه.با اينكه اون درس مهمه و بهش علاقه داريد، ولي چيز زيادي ياد نمي گيريد.اين كتاب همون كلاس درسه

    4. de Botton and Armstrong posit that art can be helpful to our lives in a number of psychological ways. They outline seven functions of art:1. Remembering2. Hope3. Sorrow4. Rebalancing5. Self-understanding6. Growth7. AppreciationHow can art help us to love better? How can it prepare us for aging and other life changes? What if museums were set up with emotion-galleries: of joy, love, sorrow, compassion? What if the blurbs next to the art discussed the turmoil or joys the models were experiencing r [...]

    5. ایده کلی کتاب بسیار جالب و محصور کننده است. اینکه هنر چه تاثیری در زندگی ما دارد و در نهایت چه تاثیری در سیاست دارد. اینکه چرا وقتی مثلا کودتا رخ میدهد در ابتدا رادیو تلویزیون اشغال میشود و نه گالری ها.اینکه لبخند مونالیزا میتواند چه تاثیری در روابط احساسی ما بگذارد.کلیت قضیه ب [...]

    6. A must read for fans of art. Other books will teach you the who, what, when, & where. This book will teach you the why.

    7. هنر همچون درمان، اولین کتابی بود که از دوباتن خواندم. با آن از طریق قسمت پاراگراف فارسی در سایت متمم آشنا شدم. شاید عنوان کتاب کمی محدود به نظر برسد؛ ولی وقتی آن را می‌خوانید، متوجه می‌شوید که به قسمت‌های زیادی از زندگی ما سرک می‌کشد. دوباتن و آرمسترانگ در مورد ضعف‌های روانش [...]

    8. This is the art book I've been looking for. It talks about the purpose of art alongside a few key paintings and doesn't treat art like a science with dates, historical context, and isms that are detailed and ultimately forgettable. There are some really itneresting ideas scattered throughout, such as a museum organised by emotional states instead of chronology, and how art can make us better lovers (by teaching us patience, attention to details, and curiosity).

    9. ایده ی اصلی کتاب استفاده از هنر به عنوان ابزار برای اصلاح ضعف های روانی است. همان دیدگاهی که دوباتن به فلسفه هم دارد. مثلن یکی از عملکرد های هنر را تحمل اندوه می داند و یکی از نقاشی های کسپر دیود فریدیک را مثال می زند.uploadmedia/wikipediدر نتیجه گیری کلی پایانی هم اعتقاد دارد برای رسیدن [...]

    10. ‘El Arte como Terapia’ es un libro curioso. Curioso porque funciona por un lado como una especie de libro de autoayuda middlebrow y glorificado, y por otro lado como un manifiesto de sus autores sobre cómo debería uno y la sociedad emplear el arte para mejorar la vida humana.Muchas de las ideas que presenta son interesantes y otras están bastante en línea de lo que yo consideraría razonable (los siete aspectos fundamentales del arte, cómo emplearlo para el amor, cómo emplearlo para re [...]

    11. از متن کتاب:امروزه موزه‌ها سعی می‌کنند با ادعای نایابی اشیایی که در مجموعه‌شان دارند بازدیدکننده‌ها را به خود جذب کنند. می‌گویند آن‌چه دارند نه‌تنها خوب که همچنین غیرمعمول و بسیار کمیاب‌اند؛ درحالی‌که ایده‌آل حقیقی موزه‌ها باید این باشد که آن‌چه را خوب و مهم است خیلی [...]

    12. de Botton, Alain; Armstrong, John. Art as Therapy, Phaidon Press Ltd London and New York, 2013 (239pp. $39.95)At the turn of the 20th century an Arts and Crafts movement, born in England as a response to the ailments of the Industrial Revolution and its factory slavery and inferior material culture, had spread to the United States the gospel of good taste and self-fulfillment through the creation and appreciation of beautiful objects. Through technical education and the promotion of quality prod [...]

    13. It is the end of the year and I close the year with a book I just finished and cannot stop talking or thinking about – “Art as Therapy” by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong. May be a lot of people know Alain and are aware of what and how he writes and then there are others who are yet to discover his style and works. I envy the latter set of people. They are so lucky to discover his works and his line of thought. At the same time, because this book is co-written, it is always good to see [...]

    14. Thank you, AdB and JA, for opening my eyes further than I thought possible (like pretty much all of AdB's books), and not just with something that I'd never thought about, but with something that had always presented quite a struggle. This book presents a way -- a true 'via real' -- out of the swamp of illogic, pedantry, gibberish and fraudulent posturing that characterize most professional writing about art from the critical, academic, and commercial sectors. The book is lucid, logical, and ins [...]

    15. Un libro muy interesante que aborda el arte desde un punto de vista práctico, más que técnico, y en el que nos da directrices de cómo interpretar grandes obras e incorporar esas lecciones en nuestras vidas. Una visión accesible y nada elitista en un formato práctico y con bellísimas ilustraciones. Se me ha hecho corto aunque trata tantos temas como la forma en la que podemos servir de él para potenciar nuestras relaciones personales, nuestra concepción del dinero, dar forma a nuestra vi [...]

    16. We should think less about art and more about how to bring the values that the pieces portray out into the world. This book has given me an interesting perspective of art and its practical application on our lives and society.

    17. Traz umas boas lições sobre como viver melhor. A coisa complica quando ao relacionar arte com economia o autor mostra-se um tanto quanto neoliberal. Por um momento achei que deixaria de admirar o livro por completo. Mas ao fim o balanço é positivo. Das principais lições que ficam é a necessidade de nos mantermos conscientes da morte para que possamos dar a devida escala aos acontecimentos cotidianos.

    18. گنگ،ملال آور، بدون هیچ خط فکری مشخص آخرین کتابی که از این آدم خوندم و دیگه هیچوقت به سراغش نمیرم

    19. What can I say? This book ticks my boxes. Philosophising on art and life and how they interact it's my jam.

    20. A beautifully crafted set of articles, aligned with Alain de Button’s famously known practical interests, to show how Art can help us to be better humans and having a better society. “Art as Therapy” certainly is a must-read book which may transform the way we confront with the Art in its various forms. A book that amazingly and paradoxically leads to its final lines that “The ultimate goal of the art lover should be to build a world where works of art have become a little less necessary [...]

    21. Though I agree with De Botton's belief that art helps us cope with certain "psychological frailties", I find that I cannot agree with his interest it creating a utopian society around art as therapy.I am an artist, myself, and I create art, yes, to cope with my personal struggles and my conflicts with the world at large However, De Botton's desire to use art as a tool to "fix" what is wrong in our world today troubles me, deeply. His proposal trivializes what I hold most dear, and makes it somet [...]

    22. "A sense of the sublime in our ordinary lives is usually a fleeting state, one that occurs more or less at random. On the motorway we catch sight of the sunlight breaking through rain clouds over a distant hill; on a plane we glance away from the in-flight entertainment and notice the Bernese Alps or the lights of oil tankers across the Singapore Strait. Art can mitigate randomness and chance, though, for it provides tools for generating helpful experiences on a reliable basis, so that we can ha [...]

    23. de Botton and Armstrong helped me to understand why I get so overwhelmed in art museums's my inability to process my emotions of what I'm seeing as fast as my body is moving. It's also the way museums are organized period instead of by therapeutic vision i.e. Gallery of Self-Knowledge, Love, Fear, etc.Their book is enthralling. It is a balanced mix of visual support (a nonfiction book with pictures! Hurrah!) with explanatory prose. If only I had as much time to visit an art museum as I did to re [...]

    24. I confess I love Alain de Botton's writings. THERE. Here he co-authors with John Armstrong. Knowing how I like his work I was stunned when de Botton sneaked this brilliant book up on me. I had no preconceptions before opening it but then I was blasted by thinking about art that was not only useful but also 'real' and dare I say, therapy in itself! He and John Armstrong outline the 7 functions of art before tackling questions such as "What's it for?", "what counts as good art?" and also the buyin [...]

    25. The book is an interesting provocation to those of us that work in the visual arts. De Botton and Armstrong’s chief criticism of curators and art historians is that we don’t make art relevant or accessible to audiences. On that score, they make a very good and useful point. The popularity of this book demonstrates their case. The trouble is the solution the book proposes is a very utilitarian approach to art. According to the authors we should look at art to solve our personal problems, rath [...]

    26. Although the idea behind the book: that art should be used to improve humanity - is intriguing, I found the lecturing style of the prose to be tiresome and self-righteous in a particular, post-enlightenment effete intellectual atheist way. De Botton seems to imply that he knows best for everyone. While I enjoyed his interpretations of art and objects, they are pretty idiosyncratic and any museum curated by him would be way too propagandistic for my tastes.

    27. Although a bit pedantic and overly broad, there is a lot to admire in the approach taken to describe the purpose of art. My favorite image is the suggestion that museums should reorganize their art into galleries for emotions, like suffering, love, and fear. Authors Alain de Botton and John Armstrong state that art is "to assist mankind in its search for self-understanding, empathy, consolation, hope, self-acceptance, and fulfilment." The rest of the book tells us why.

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