Education[ edit ] He was sent to the Dragon Schoola boarding school in Oxfordwhere English became his primary language. In The Consolations of Philosophy, de Botton attempts to demonstrate how the teachings of philosophers such as EpicurusMontaigneNietzscheSchopenhauerSenecaand Socrates can be applied to modern everyday woes. The book has been both praised and criticized for its therapeutic approach to philosophy.
Americans have long had a taste for the art and culture of Holland's Golden Age. As a result, the United States can boast extraordinary holdings of Dutch paintings.
Celebrated masters such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, and Frans Hals are exceptionally well represented, but many fine paintings by their contemporaries can be found as well. In this groundbreaking volume, fourteen noted American and Dutch scholars examine the allure of seventeenth-century Dutch painting to Americans over the past centuries.
The authors of Holland's Golden Age in America explain in lively detail why and how American collectors as well as museums turned to the Dutch masters to enrich their collections. They examine the role played by Dutch settlers in colonial America and their descendants, the evolution of American appreciation of the Dutch school, the circumstances that led to the Dutch school swiftly becoming one of the most coveted national schools of painting, and, finally, the market for Dutch pictures today.
Richly illustrated, this volume is an invaluable contribution to the scholarship on the collecting history of Dutch art in America, and it is certain to inspire further research. Scallen, Annette Stott, Peter C. This book provides answers for anyone who has ever wondered why there are so many great Dutch paintings in U.
Essays by leading curators and scholars draw on the history of art, as well as an understanding of cultural, economic, and political conditions, to illuminate the American taste for seventeenth-century Dutch painting. This essential volume provides illuminating context for major figures such as J.
Morgan and welcomes unsung heroes such as Robert Gilmor, Jr.
These varied accounts are spiked with color, drama, and highlights, including the story of the wealthy collector who has to ask, "Who is Vermeer?Essays in Love.
Essays in Love is a novel about two young people, who meet on an airplane between London and Paris and rapidly fall in srmvision.com structure of the story isn’t unusual, but what lends the book its interest is the extraordinary depth with which the emotions involved in the relationship are analysed.
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The School of Life; Living. Alain de Botton is the author of a number of books that try to throw light on the big challenges of our lives. His books have been sold in thirty-five countries and many have been international bestsellers, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, Essays in Love and The Art of Travel.
de Botton’s book documents the falling in love, experience in love, and ultimate betrayal and downfall of what might be considered your classic contemporary western romantic couple.
Adult working people, living in London, and interacting against the backdrop of career and city and family in all the familiar ways.4/5(3).
With the verve of a novelist and the insight of a philosopher, Alain de Botton uncovers the mysteries of the human heart. Essays In Love is an iconic book - one that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love.