If This Book Doesn’t Make Art Dealers Mad, It Should

The Mindful Bard: Art as Therapy

by Wanda Waterman
The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 27 2014-07-11

Book: Art as Therapy

Authors:Alain de Botton and John Armstrong

“Growth occurs when we discover how to be authentically ourselves in the presence of potentially threatening things.”
– Alain de Botton and John Armstrong in Art as Therapy

“The book attempts to humanise art not only by sharing anecdotes about artists but also by showing us how art can be a response to human need. The gorgeous prints they’ve included to illustrate each point don’t hurt a bit. Even better, it brings the whole subject of art down to earth by addressing it in straightforward, simple, well-written language, refreshingly free of academic jargon and art-speak.” (Read the rest here.)

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