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Favourite picks from the staff team at Arnolfini available to buy from the Arnolfini Bookshop.

Alain de Botton

Art as Therapy

By Alain de Botton & John Armstrong

The School of Life/Phaidon

£10.95 / £9.31 special online price*

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In this book, de Botton and Armstrong outline a new way of interpreting art as therapy. They believe that through looking at and considering art in this new way, rather than through the traditional stylistic and historical context we are used to seeing in galleries, we can find solutions to our problems within certain works of art.

Discussing pieces across genres and periods, the authors demonstrate how art can be accessed by and beneficial to the widest possible audience, offering guidance on the most pressing questions pertaining to our individual lives.

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