This title takes us on a journey through the satisfactions and disappointments of travelling. Dealing with such topics as airports, exotic carpets and mini-bars it reveals the hidden motivations, expectations and complications of our voyages into the wide world.
Few things are as exciting as the idea of travelling somewhere far from home. So why are we so often dissatisfied with the reality of travel? In THE ART OF TRAVEL, Alain de Botton, takes us on a journey through the satisfactions and disappointments of travelling. Dealing - among other things - with airports, exotic carpets and hotel mini-bars, this humorous and thought-provoking book reveals the hidden motivations, expectations and complications of our voyages into the wide world.
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Alain de Botton is the author of Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, The News: A User's Manual, and latest novel The Course of Love, among many others. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture.
Table of Contents
Departure: on anticipation; travelling places. Motives: on the exotic; on curiosity. Landscape: on the country and the city; on the sublime. Art: on eye-opening art; on possessing beauty. Return: on habit.
The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton
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Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for WH Smith Book Awards (Travel Writing) 2003
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