Art as Therapy


The purpose of this book is to introduce a new method of interpreting art: art as a form of therapy. It’s the authors’ contention that certain art works provide powerful solutions to our problems, but that in order for this potential to be released, the audience’s attention has to be directed towards it in a new way (which they demonstrate), rather than towards the more normal historical or stylistic concerns with which art books and museum captions are traditionally associated. The authors propose that the squeamish belief that art should be ‘for art’s sake’ has unnecessarily held back art from revealing its latent therapeutic potential.

Publisher: ‎Phaidon
Date Published: 2015
Book Condition: Near fine hardcover with some minor chipping to bottom front board near the spine. The dust jacket has minor edge wear, surface wear and a few small, closed tears on the top centre edge.
ISBN: 9780714865911

ISBN: 9780714865911


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