The Art of Travel

by | Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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| 12 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 6 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
The "Art of Travel" is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference: an exploration of why we travel and what we learn when we do. As seen on Channel 4 Few activities seem to promise is as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for ... Continua
Ha scritto il 24/08/13
SPOILER ALERT
人不快樂唯一的原因就是 不知如何靜靜地待在自己的房間
Ha scritto il 12/05/13
這本書教會我們什麼是旅行。為什麼旅行。怎麼旅行
Ha scritto il 10/04/10
A good book that uses 18th and 19th century artists and travelers with relevance to the Authors travels. The reasons why we travel and what we see.
Ha scritto il 08/01/10
All about art and travel
Great read when you are visiting a place, or is planning to visit a place mentioned in the book. The author weave together his feelings and the arts that represent the place. A bit abstract, but if you are a lover of art and travel, you should ..." Continua...
Ha scritto il 12/11/08
Admittedly, I don't fancy essay (prose?) as must as fiction. I just find the renowned book talks too much. And I think there is a sense of pretentious, like the author's writing the book for the sake of writing the book....But still, I find some ..." Continua...
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Ha scritto il Nov 11, 2008, 14:40
'How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals' (Pensees, 40).It Struck me as awkwardly true that I had not much admired Provence before I began to study its depiction in Van Gogh's ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il Nov 11, 2008, 14:19
(Van Gogh) 'Good Lord, I have seen things by certain painters that did not do justice to the subject at all,' he exclaimed. 'There is plenty for me to work on here.'
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:33
My receptivity to the scene lasted only a minute..........I was waiting in a traffic jam, oppressed by cares, and the trees came back to me, pushing aside a raft of meetings and unanswered correspondence and asserting themselves in my consciousness. ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:31
.......and then we fell silent and I looked out across a field to a clump of tress by a stream. There were a host of different colours in the trees, sharp gradations of green, as if someone had fanned out samples from a colour chart. These trees ... Continua...
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Ha scritto il Nov 10, 2008, 14:29
The poet (Wordsworth) accused cities of fostering a family of life-destroying emotions anxiety about our position in the social hierarchy, envy at the success of others, pride and a desire to shine in the eyes of strangers. City dwellers had no ... Continua...
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