The Art of Travel. Few things are as exciting as the idea of travelling somewhere else. But the reality of travel seldom matches our daydreams. The tragi-comic. A arte de viajar. Front Cover. Alain de Botton. Dom Quixote, – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for A arte de viajar. Poucas atividades estão tão associadas à busca da felicidade quanto o desejo de viajar para lugares distantes. Embora não faltem publicações que.

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As you know, I love to share my experiences with you here on the blog. At first, he provides sound, interesting, and useful philosophies on art.

Botton seems viajaar bit arrogant and I felt he contradicted himself a number of times. Also, apparently this book is on the syllabus for advanced English in Australia, heard about it from eel people, which is also cool, seeing as it is pretty unknown where I come from. And ciajar are also many illustrations and photographs all, unfortunately, only in black and white: The style of the book was unusual, because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non-fiction.

The book isn’t really a travel tome; and I’m not sure that I learned all that much about particular destinations. Quotes from The Art of Travel.

De Botton’s readers have it easier — they can just close the book when they’ve had their fill of him — but occasionally as one makes one’s way through the book one senses exactly how M.

Much of this is quite well done: Viajr I struggle to decide how much detail to include, knowing that some of you will be interested in particular aspects of a story while others will not.


In five sections, de Botton moves from Departure to Motives to Landscape to Art botron Return, offering for each but the last two reflective pieces, such as “On the Sublime”. Please note that these ratings solely represent the complete review ‘s biased interpretation and subjective opinion of the actual reviews and do not claim to accurately reflect or represent the views of the reviewers.

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Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Not one to shy away from big topics love, philosophy, status, travel, Proust he manages to bring you to fresh insights on each theme in a completely charming, highly readable fashion.

There too we may find ourselves anchoring emotions of love on the way a person butters his or her bread, or recoiling at his or her taste in shoes. The Art of Travel – US. But later on, in discussing the Lake District in England and Wordsworth its first and most ardent admirer de Bott A very interesting little book that opened my eyes in a number of ways, and helped me to understand part of why I’m not a very good traveler.

This guy is obviously French, wealthy, and Christian none of which are bad traits, but he didn’t seem to open up to the glory that is a foreign culture. In fact, I think Botton is missing out Honestly, this was a bit of a disappointment to me after reading such great reviews.

Despite focussing on different parts of a journey and of the larger concept of travel, the book remains piecemeal.

Jul 09, Craig rated it really liked it Shelves: De Botton has a wonderful ability to weave in all kinds of unexpected references to artists and writers, such as Charles Baudelaire and Edward Hopper.


In The Art of TravelAlaine de Botton succeeds in the difficult task of opening the readers eyes to the many perceptual enhancements that travel can provide. However absurd the intense reactions provoked by such small and mute foreign elements alqin seem, the pattern is at least familiar from our ve lives.

The Art of Travel

Ines Depends on your english level. To condemn ourselves for these minute concerns is to ignore how rich in meaning these details can be. It’s a style of writing that has been termed a ‘philosophy of everyday life. Paperbackpages.

So, although I am not embarking on any significant travels this year, this book nevertheless feels remarkably relevant to me personally. L’art du voyage – France.

There’s a certain self-effacing charm about Alain de Botton’s writing that creeps up on you and which eventually becomes irresistible. Introspective reflections which are liable to stall are helped along by the flow of the landscape.

View all 3 comments. Here, in his chapter on anticipation, he writes of the riding of an airplane: Open Preview See a Problem? You can appreciate this book quite nicely even while sitting on the couch at home, but I happened to read it while travelling botgon Honduras. In a sense The Art of Travel is more paean to art than travel.

A very interesting little book that opened my eyes in a number of ways, and helped me to understand part of why I’m not a very good traveler.