The Art of Travel Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Brother No 1 at Aug. 5, 2006
The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel - Alain de Botton
Audio Book | MP3 | avg 91kbps | 2003


Rather than lavishing pages on the sumptuous taste of a sun-ripened olive in Provence, philosopher de Botton examines what inspires us to escape the humdrum and purchase tickets to Tahiti, tromp through the countryside, or wander Rome. Left to one voice, such an inquiry might grow dull, but de Botton uses the lives and works of artists and writers to explore the premise. With each chapter, the author dissects our motivation to depart normality and go (he quotes Baudelaire) "anywhere, anywhere!" De Botton's anecdotal accounts of his own travels illustrate the theme of each chapter, such as exoticism or escapism, showing the unexpected (but all too common) disappointments inherent in getting away. Then, using the interior and artistic lives of others, de Botton probes the psychological underpinnings of why we go. The book shines when discussing Flaubert's lifelong urge for Egypt and painter Edward Hopper's affinity for the desolation of fuel stops and Automats. This literary travelogue feeds hungry readers seeking self-insight.

Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel  

Posted by alexov85 at Sept. 19, 2010
Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton - The Art of Travel
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 0140276629 | English | MP3 96.00 kbps | 218 MB
Philosophy, Psychology

An experienced traveler and the author of five books, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, De Botton here offers nine essays concerning the art of travel. Divided into five sections "Departure," "Motives," "Landscape," "Art," and "Return" the essays start with one of the author's travel experiences, meander through artists or writers related to it, and then intertwine the two. De Botton's style is very thoughtful and dense; he considers events of the moment and relates them to his internal dialog, showing how experiences from the past affect the present. In "On Curiosity," for example, which describes a weekend in Madrid, De Botton compares his reliance on a very detailed guidebook to the numerous systematic measurements Alexander von Humboldt made during his 1799 travels in South America. De Botton compares Humboldt's insatiable desire for detail with his own ennui and wish that he were home. There are also details about a fight over dessert, the van Gogh trail in Provence, and Wordsworth's vision of nature. Although well written and interesting, this volume will have limited popular appeal. Recommended for larger public libraries.

The Art of Travel Photography  

Posted by C2U at June 21, 2015
The Art of Travel Photography

Skillfeed - The Art of Travel Photography
Duration: 5h 3m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 960x540 30fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | 876 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

How many times have you flipped through a travel magazine and been inspired by an exotic photo of some far off destination? Ever wondered what it takes to capture amazing photos like that? This course is for you: the wanderer, explorer, vacationer.
TTC Video - The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons [Repost]

TTC Video - The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons
Course No. 7912 | .WMV, VC1, 640x360 | English, WMA, 2 Ch | 6x30 mins | 2.26 GB
Instructor: Joel Sartore | Genre: eLearning/Photography

The Art of Travel (Audiobook) (repost)  

Posted by interes at July 7, 2013
The Art of Travel (Audiobook) (repost)

The Art of Travel (Audiobook) by Alain de Botton
English | 2002 | ISBN: 0140867937 | 5 hours and 22 minutes | MP3 96 kbps | 217 MB

Aside 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 more 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 more fulfilled by doing so.
Arizona Muse by Inez & Vinoodh for Louis Vuitton The Art Of Travel

Arizona Muse by Inez & Vinoodh for Louis Vuitton The Art Of Travel
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TTC Video - The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons

TTC Video - The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons
English | wmv | WMV9 640x360 2000 kbps | WMA 2 ch 128 kbps | 2 hrs 45 min | 2.25 GB
eLearning | Course No. 7912

The Art of Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)  

Posted by technick at Aug. 23, 2010
The Art of Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)

The Art of Erte (Romain de Tirtoff)
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The Art of Travel  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by chiahot at Oct. 19, 2009
 The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks | ISBN: 0140867937 | 2002-05-02 | MP3 | 215 Mb
The Art of Antiquity: Piet De Jong And the Athenian Agora

John K. Papadopoulos, "The Art of Antiquity: Piet De Jong And the Athenian Agora"
American School of Classical Studies at Athen | 2007-04-30 | ISBN: 087661960X | 334 pages | PDF | 33,2 MB