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Jun 04, Ben rated it liked it Recommended to Ben by: Alain de Botton is a writer and television producer who lives in London and aims to make philosophy relevant to everyday life. Then I thought about it. The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non-fiction.
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There are no women represented except as companions or objects of desire fe men. Mar 29, Hesam rated it really liked it.
There’s a certain self-effacing charm about Alain de Botton’s viauar that creeps up on you and which eventually becomes irresistible. But later on, in discussing the Lake District in England and Wordsworth its arye and most ardent admirer de Botton made me realize just how revolutionary Wordsworth’s nature-worship was, and how much his popularity increased with the gradual shift of population into cities with the resulting eagerness for re-creation in Nature.
According to de Botton, while the splendors of various sights and cultures can help aid the kind of growth the traveler may desire, one need not leave his bedroom in order to gain mind expansion and life changing insights.
In that sense, The Art of Travel is not just a book about travel, but a book about seeing things in newer, more enlightening ways; a a,ain about how to find and appreciate beauty, and through these processes, a book about enriching our life experience. Don’t really know votton I was expecting, maybe it was some insightful ways to get more from my travel experiences. Jul 09, Craig rated it really liked it Shelves: In five sections, de Botton moves from Departure to Motives to Landscape to Art to Return, offering for each but the last two reflective pieces, such as “On the Sublime”.
Published May 11th by Vintage first published I loved the chapter featuring a lot of van Gogh and also the Ruskin-heavy one. View all 22 comments.
It is not necessarily at home that we best encounter our true dd. You can appreciate this book quite nicely even while sitting on the couch at home, but I happened to read it while travelling in Honduras.
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The Art of Travel – Canada. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Its insightful and erudite in a way that I haven’t experienced since reading somewhat obscure texts for viajat rhetoric course in college. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
The Art of Travel is abstract, and focuses on concepts relating to the inner-self and individual psychology; the internal elements that bbotton, and are affected by, travel. Each piece focusses on a specific place or severaland is considered through the refractive lens of some literary or artistic guide — Ruskin, Van Gogh, Edmund Burke, Edward Hopper, among others.
Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. After tackling Proust wellphilosophy badlyand love repeatedlytravel seems an appropriate subject, something the young and not quite jet-setting semi-intellectual is well suited for.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 09, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not all of us have wealthy friends in the French countryside or have the means of staying at an exclusive hotel in Barbados.
Alain De Botton
At the end of hours of train-dreaming, we may feel we have been returned to ourselves – that is, brought back into contact with emotions and ideas of importance to us. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. I don’t know, I guess Buttons ways and philosophies of traveling are not like mine.
These are probably good boyton to keep in mind when setting out on the road. Aain there are also many illustrations and photographs all, unfortunately, only in black and white: The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
Ines Depends on your english level.