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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alain De Botton; John Armstrong; School of Life (Business enterprise)
|Description:||239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm|
|Contents:||Methodology. The seven functions of art ; What is the point of art? ; What counts as good art? ; What kind of art should one make? ; How should art be bought and sold? ; How should we study art? ; How should art be displayed? --
Love. Can we get better at love? ; What is it like to be a good lover? ; Attention to detail ; Am I allowed to be turned on? ; How to make love last ; Courage for the journey --
Nature. Remembering nature ; The importance of the South ; Anticipating autumn ; The sense of what is beautiful ; The new artists of nature --
Money. Art as a guide to the reform of capitalism ; The problem of taste ; The role of the critic in the education of taste ; Towards and enlightened capitalism ; Enlightened investment ; Career advice from artists --
Politics. What should political art be aiming at? ; What is there to be proud of? ; Who should we try to become? ; A defence of censorship ; And now... to change the world.
|Responsibility:||Alain de Botton, John Armstrong.|
a highly optimistic vision...roams widely through subjects as immense as love, nature, money and politics. De Botton and Armstrong's examination of love is most rewardingRoyal Academy of Arts Asking