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  • Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • The Art of Travel
  • Alain de Botton
  • Persian
  • 03 August 2014

About the Author: Alain de Botton

wwwalaindebottoncom He is a writer of essayistic books which refer both to his own experiences and ideas and those of artists philosophers and thinkers It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life'His first book Essays in Love titled On Love in the US minutely analysed the process of falling in and out of love The style of the The Art PDF/EPUB or book was unusual because it mixed elements of a novel together with reflections and analyses normally found in a piece of non fiction It's a book of which many readers are still fondestBibliography 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 .



10 thoughts on “The Art of Travel

  1. Soo Soo says:

    i couldn't put my finger on why i didn't think this book was as great as de botton's other books but then i realized it's because of 2 reasons 1 the focus is very euro and christian centric obvo de botton is writing about what he knows euro intelligentsia but perhaps a book about travelling should be about things outside your sphere of knowledge eg why is it so exotic for french speaking de botton to go to the south of france? why go to a postcolonial barbados resort and consider that such a huge jump? i wish de botton had taken some non Euro historyartlit classes whilst at Cambridge 2 de botton seems to be a bit of a dandy traveller when he travels he goes to resorts or to friend's houses in the countryside where he gets treated to chocolate donut things in the morning i can't imagine that he would ever eg take a shit into a hole on a moving train or off the side of a boat or sleep in a tent in the middle of nowhere he seems to put a lot of stock in the availability of chocolate pastries various other desserts i imagine he wouldn't be able to rough it or go to places where chocolate desserts are not plentifuli've actually written fan mail to de botton and hadhave a huge crush on him but to be completely honest i wanted a little from this book

  2. Ben Ben says:

    In The Art of Travel Alaine de Botton succeeds in the difficult task of opening the readers eyes to the many perceptual enhancements that travel can provide It is not a travelogue of wild times in exotic countries nor an informative list of places one can go The Art of Travel is abstract and focuses on concepts relating to the inner self and individual psychology; the internal elements that affect and are affected by travel Through avenues such as poetry writings from some of histories great travel philosophers artwork writings from scenic painters fetching photographs and through his own personalized experiences and intellectual insights de Botton provides the reader with a greater understanding and appreciation of travel; new paradigms that can result in visceral and illuminating travel experiencesDe botton sees symbolism and connections in what may originally seem mundane Here in his chapter on anticipation he writes of the riding of an airplane There is psychological pleasure in this takeoff too for the swiftness of the plane's ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation The display of power can inspire us to imagine analogous decisive shifts in our own lives to imagine that we too might one day surge above much that now looms over us “What we find exotic abroad may be what we hunger for in vain at homeMy favorite chapter was “On the Sublime” It inspires the reader to reach for the beautiful in life and it helped me realize some of the inner resources that one can develop and the outer resources that can be recognized when in new atmospheres Reading that chapter was like a spiritual awakening; something akin to the transcending experience one feels when looking at slews of massive mountaintops or stretches of distant barren deserts I would have given The Art of Travel four stars had it not been for de Botton losing himself and me the reader in the chapter On Eye Opening Art At first he provides sound interesting and useful philosophies on art But the writing becomes too involved becoming dry pedantic and completely unrelated to travel For this short but unforgivable period of time de Botton’s sense of wonder curiosity and appreciation for beauty are absent causing the book to momentarily lose its distinguished charmOverall de Botton's writing is excellent Smooth flowing poignant and articulate he is a pleasure to read He is most insightfully expressive with regard to perspectives and perceptions which lucky for the reader penetrate most portions of the novel This is appropriate because the travel experience itself is subjective While two people may experience the same event at the same place and time their perceptions and outtake will never be exactly the same Therefore at bottom “travel” has to do with what goes on in the individual; those subjective inner workings that de Botton happens to articulate so well According to de Botton while the splendors of various sights and cultures can help aid the kind of growth the traveler may desire one need not leave his bedroom in order to gain mind expansion and life changing insights In that sense The Art of Travel is not just a book about travel but a book about seeing things in newer enlightening ways; a book about how to find and appreciate beauty and through these processes a book about enriching our life experienceFor a full travel reading spectrum I recommend this along with Bill Bryson’s Neither Here nor There Travels in Europe which is a lighter funnier and less intellectualized travel read

  3. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Art of Travel Alain de BottonAside from love few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling taking off for somewhere else somewhere far from home a place with interesting weather customs and landscapes But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become fulfilled by doing so In The Art of Travel Alain de Botton author of How Proust Can Change Your Life explores what the point of travel might be and modestly suggest how we can learn to be a little happier in our travelsتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز نهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2007 میلادیعنوان هنر سیر و سفر؛ نویسنده آل‍ن‌ دوب‍ات‍ن‌؛ مت‍رج‍م گ‍ل‍ی‌ ام‍ام‍ی‌؛ ت‍ه‍ران‌ ن‍ی‍ل‍وف‍ر‏‫، 1385؛ در 286 ص؛ شابک 9644482891؛ چاپ دوم 1387؛ چاپ سوم 1392؛ چاپ چهارم 1395؛ چاپ پنجم 1396؛ ‬به دیده چنین مینشیند، که کنشهای کمشماری، به اندازه ی مسافرت، به همگان وعده ی خوشبختی و خوشبحالی میدهند پیاده شدن در جایی دیگر، جایی دور از خانه، مکانی با آب و هوای جالبتر، آداب و رسوم، و چشم اندازهای دیدنی اما اگرچه ما غرق در توصیه‌ های بسیاری هستیم درمورد اینکه به کجا باید سفر کنیم، چنین به دیده مینشیند که کمشماری از مردمان، درباره ی اینکه چرا باید برویم، و چگونه با اینکار کنار بیاییم، گفتگو میکنند در کتاب هنر سفر، «آلن د بوتون»، نویسنده میگویند «باید یاد بگیریم که در سفرهامان خوشحالتر باشیم»؛ ا شربیانی

  4. Gordon Gordon says:

    As with all of De Botton’s books this one is really a series of tightly crafted essays each of which could stand on its own I think the key messages of the book are well captured in the very first chapter• Upon travelling to Barbados de Botton wakes up the next morning and heads for the beach then observes “A momentous but until then overlooked fact was making itself apparent I had inadvertently brought myself with me to the island” As my wife occasionally remarks to me during our travels in yet another rendering of the same insight “Wherever you go there you are”• “We are sad at home and blame the weather or the ugliness of the buildings but on the tropical island we learn that the state of the skies and the appearance of our dwellings can never on their own either underwrite our joy or condemn us to misery” This explains why people are happy even in Winnipeg and unhappy even in TahitiThese are probably good things to keep in mind when setting out on the road The external voyage only has an impact if accompanied by an internal oneDe Botton has a wonderful ability to weave in all kinds of unexpected references to artists and writers such as Charles Baudelaire and Edward Hopper I don’t know much about either of them but I’m still impressed with the author’s ability to casually tie together a 19th century French poet with a taste for opium and a 20th century American artist with a taste for painting Steak ‘n Shakes restaurants and Mobil gas stations You can appreciate this book uite nicely even while sitting on the couch at home but I happened to read it while travelling in Honduras Reading this book while on the road is a bit like having a guide by your side who instead of telling you what you’re looking at pokes you regularly in the ribs and tells you to open your eyes and see

  5. Robin Robin says:

    I read this book Then I thought about it Then I went back and read it again less thoroughly with a pen in hand looking to further unpack and appreciate the ideas and self reflections they provoked in me It has taken me a long time to get around to declaring this book “finished” enough for me to write a reviewThe structure of this book is deceptively simple to summarize each chapter is a juxtaposition of de Botton’s travel accounts with brief historical essays describing a famous author thinker or artist and their experience of travel and sense of place Both sides of this juxtaposition were exuisitely crafted Alain de Botton’s narratives are full of gentle humor and thoughtfully expressed reflections The brief but fascinating accounts of to name just a few Flaubert’s impatience with the bourgeois and yearning for the exotic van Gogh’s fervent desire to express his vision of Provence and Alexander von Humboldt’s remarkable energy for discovery are the reading euivalent of a delightful tasting menu from some of the world’s most talented chefs Each would have been incomplete without the other de Botton’s highly self aware travel narratives might seem tiresome or pompous if they were not woven into these wide ranging explications of famous minds that have grappled with the same ideas Conversely these separate accounts of artistic and historical figures are given common purpose by de Botton’s commentary and contextualizing of selective sampling of their works Over the course of this little book the author engages with a number of travel related ideas the uniue flavor of anxiety that can only be produced by a guidebook the poetry of the in between places like airports and service stations that exist only for the purpose of traveling the truths we reveal about ourselves when we confront the realities of a foreign location and find it different than our expectations The thesis that resonated with me the most was the simplest the art of travel is really about consciously noticing Being receptive and aware is the first and necessary step to being able to articulate our uestions and opinions and from there to render our experiences lastingly meaningful This is essentially a personal goal for me this year one that I am pursuing by approaching my reading thoughtfully and by reflecting freuently on the small ways I can gain full awareness of how I am interacting with people and my environment So although I am not embarking on any significant travels this year this book nevertheless feels remarkably relevant to me personally “Why be seduced by something as small as a front door in another country? Why fall in love with a place because it has trams and its people seldom put curtains in their homes? However absurd the intense reactions provoked by such small and mute foreign elements may seem the pattern is at least familiar from our personal lives 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 To condemn ourselves for these minute concerns is to ignore how rich in meaning these details can be” Of course this book does have a few flaws There are no women represented except as companions or objects of desire for men All forms of travel described are decidedly middle to upper class no hitchhiking or camping stories here One gets the impression that Bill Bryson and Alain de Botton wouldn’t travel together very well The perspective is also limited only to Western thinkers and includes relatively few non European locations and most of those are former European colonies But these are forgivable in that the book is shaped by de Botton’s personal background interests and experiences I merely mention it to warn those who would be put off by this kind of scope All in all I highly recommend it to people interested in vignette style reflections on how we experience our immediate environment and what we can learn about ourselves by just paying attention to it whether at home or abroad

  6. Danielle Danielle says:

    Honestly this was a bit of a disappointment to me after reading such great reviews I'm a traveler and while there were some ideas in this book that appealed to me the majority of the philosophies and ways of traveling that were shared turned me off Botton seems a bit arrogant and I felt he contradicted himself a number of times Not all of us have wealthy friends in the French countryside or have the means of staying at an exclusive hotel in Barbados I think Botton is missing out on the thrill of travel that is unknown unsafe and lacking in the pretentious wanderings of a big cityI don't know I guess Buttons ways and philosophies of traveling are not like mineThis book just wasn't my cup of tea

  7. Daren Daren says:

    It's not you book it's me In truth if this wasn't such an easy read that I could complete it in a day I wouldn't have bothered and it would another to my admittedly uite minimal DNF shelfAs it was it was a uick read although it was a book I made no connection with I should have known better really especially after whole Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance failure Philosophy not something I read well Especially airy fairy philosophy philosophy which treats a great love travel to an analysis to make it into something other than an opportunity to gain experiences and understanding Yes I am a simple man with simple viewsSo before I cut this review off short if you are interested in reading this book there are plenty of reviews by people who took an understanding from it even enjoyed and benefited from reading it so don't waste time on this reviewI will concede one of the aspects I enjoyed in this book and this was worth a star was reading about Gustave Flaubert whose book Flaubert in Egypt is hilarious and excellent in eual parts and the inspiring Alexander von Humboldt which are interspersed within the textNot for me 2 stars

  8. David David says:

    There's a certain self effacing charm about Alain de Botton's writing that creeps up on you and which eventually becomes irresistible 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 I've also seen him a few times on a BBC series about different philosophers and the same charm is evident in person He just seems like an altogether smart together sweet guy It appears that he is uite successful despite the disparate and commercially unpromising topics he chooses to write about I hope that he is because his seems to me to be a talent that deserves to be rewarded

  9. Emma Sea Emma Sea says:

    Life goal write like this

  10. Craig Craig says:

    My favorite read of late is Alain de Botton's “The Art of Travel” I found this book enthralling I couldn't put it down Its insightful and erudite in a way that I haven't experienced since reading somewhat obscure texts for a rhetoric course in college The book uses authors and poets and painters that we all know and love to help us think about how to fully experience our world The book isn't really a travel tome; and I'm not sure that I learned all that much about particular destinations Instead each chapter offers tools for helping us to truly “see” and “feel” the spaces we inhabit as we walk in the world I found myself dog earing the corners of so many pages as he shared insights that resonated with my own experience of travel latelyOne of the concepts that I believe will stay with me is the idea of word painting As you know I love to share my experiences with you here on the blog Sometimes 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 For me the little things matter I'm often fascinated by the day to day somewhat mundane ways in which life is different from place to place Every once in a while I find myself involved in a moment of overwhelming beauty or profound peacefulness Those are moments I want to share with you The moments when I want to “paint” the picture for you through my words The idea is to not just capture the scene but to fully describe the emotional connection we have to the moment—in psychological terms even With Botton's help I now have tools

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