Art as Therapy - Alain de Botton, John Armstrong
With the hardback a bestseller worldwide, this passionate, thought-provoking, often funny, and always accessible book proposes a new way of looking at art, suggesting that it can be useful, relevant, and therapeutic. Through practical examples, the authors argue that certain great works of art hold clues as to how to manage the tensions and confusions of modern life, in four chapters that cover love, nature, money and politics.
"Art as Therapy is a manifesto for the improvement of art museums ... Art as Therapy is ... beautifully designed, and filled with images of paintings and sculptures alongside explanations of how those artworks might be approached in a more personally helpful, therapeutic way." - The New Yorker