Art Is Therapy
Authors Alain de Botton & John Armstrong; 69 artworks discussed, paperback, combined edition English, Dutch. Design Irma Boom
Art Is Therapy wants to provoke you into rethinking some crucial assumptions about what a visit to the museum is for. Guest curators Alain de Botton and John Armstrong want to raise - and then answer in a distinctive way - the question of what the purpose of art really is. Most significantly, they want to propose that art can be looked to, and enjoyed for, its powerfully therapeutic effect. Art Is Therapy wants to throw the emphasis not on where art came from or who made it, but what it can do for you - the ordinary visitor with the concerns that trouble us all.