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What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art
What Adults Don't Know About Art

The School of Life

What Adults Don't Know About Art

€ 20,00

 What Adults Don't Know About Art, by The School of Life,  is a guide to art for children with a difference. In a tone that's kindly, informative, unstuffy and at times rightly irreverent, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to visit a museum without getting bored and why — without even realising it — we become experts in art by decorating our first bedrooms.

This is the ultimate guide to the importance of art,...

 What Adults Don't Know About Art, by The School of Life,  is a guide to art for children with a difference. In a tone that's kindly, informative, unstuffy and at times rightly irreverent, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to visit a museum without getting bored and why — without even realising it — we become experts in art by decorating our first bedrooms.

This is the ultimate guide to the importance of art, told in a way that will enchant children and teach their favourite adults one or two vital things as well.

Everyone tells children that art matters— but the truth is that very often it's hard to know why it really does. Museum visits can feel like a chore as does having to learn the names of the big artists we're meant to love, but perhaps don't quite in the way we're supposed to. This is a huge pity because, grasped the right way, art has a deep capacity to improve our lives and offer us a sense of joy and mental well-being.

Details:
Measures 22,2 x 15,5cm
Counts 153 pages
For Ages 9+

Selected Chapters Include:

  • You and Art
  • The Big Question No One Answers
  • Why Art Galleries are Boring
  • Why a Work of Art is like a Tool
    • Remembering
    • Appreciation
    • Hope
    • Sadness
    • Balance

The School of Life at Misc-store Amsterdam

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

At Misc-store, we love The School of Life because their items make a great gift for ourselves and others. Back in 2013 we started with a range of The School of Life items in store, and we are so happy that we can extend our range with all their new items, focusing on the job we have, appreciating small pleasures and the things that might go unnoticed.

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About The School of Life

Alain de Botton founded The School of Life in 2008. His aim was to make philosophy — long seen as the inaccessible, inauthentic stuff of academies and archives — a functional aspect of modern life. The care with which ancient philosophers thought about their lives remains a valuable antidote to the generalised anxiety of our era.

The school thus posits that ideas of Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics are as relevant to us today as they were in ancient Greece. Even if Epicurus never had social media burnout, understanding his thinking can lead us to a healthier relationship with our phones — and by extension, with one another.

Developing emotional intelligence in the workplace
The working world can feel, at times, to operate with a dog-eat-dog intensity. We are often made to feel anxious or powerless by our jobs. Our colleagues can irritate or undermine, our bosses can demand too much while giving too little, our clients can be rude and difficult to please, and our assets are never quite liquid enough. So it goes.

We began stocking The School of Life’s series on work, gratitude and pleasure as a way of thinking through these issues. We admire these series for their capacity to stimulate reflection, and their ability to give a new perspective on age old problems. At its core, it is a set of strategies for finding meaning in the modern world.

The School of Life has had its own corner in our Amsterdam shop, and we’re proud to be one of their stockists in the Netherlands. You can browse our selection in store or on our web shop online.


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What Adults Don't Know About Art

What Adults Don't Know About Art

€ 20,00