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  • 11 February 2019
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The Art of Travel review Ü 9 Baudelaire Wordsworth Van Gogh the biologist Alexander von Humboldt and the 18th century eccentric Xavier de Maistre who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book Dont leave home without it. I am a big fan of some of Alain s other books and Ted talks so this book has been on my radar for some time You get the usual philosophy literature and art but ultimately it was a bit of a let down Travel is a highly personal experience and I get the impression that he doesn t care much for the experience and sees the persuit as over rated and boring I feel that the title is over reaching and that Alain isn t ualified to write about this subject Baroque Architecture: 1600-1750 (Langue anglaise) philosophy literature and art but ultimately it was a bit of a let down Travel is a highly Bruxelles, la Belgique et l'Europe : Un urbanisme cosmopolite personal experience and I get the impression that he doesn t care much for the experience and sees the Scenes of The World To Come (Beaux livres) persuit as over rated and boring I feel that the title is over reaching and that Alain isn t ualified to write about this subject

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The Art of Travel review Ü 9 N; the allure of the exotic and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations he also cites such distinguished fellow travelers as. This is the book that completely revolutionised our approach to travel opening our eyes to our surroundings putting us in touch with our environment this book is mindfulness personifiedStructurally the book is divided into four main sections Departure Motives Landscape Art with each one being the focus of ones mindfulness in a particular place So in the Art section we visit Provence for a while and enjoy it through the eyes of Van Gogh This is the really clever thing about de Botton s writing here each section also has a guide with Van Gogh visiting Provence as mentioned and seeing the environment uite differently from his contemporaries especially in terms of bright primary colours and swirls rather than pastels and straight lines In the second half of the Art section our guide is John Ruskin who coined the expression Word Painting and de Botton demonstrates Ruskin s ability to write about buildings nature and of course his surroundings in The Lake DistrictIn Departure our guides are Huysmens Baudelaire and Hopper in Motives it s Flaubert and von Humboldt and in Landscape it s Wordsworth Burke and JobI loved every section of this book though the subsection Curiosity which is inside the main section Motives was my favourite set in modern day Madrid with Alexander von Humboldt a young 18th century explorer as my guide this young man set off on a 5 year expedition to South America 10 years BEFORE Charles Darwin was even born The chapter alternates between de Botton experiencing the architecture of Madrid during his first ever visit and Von Humboldt s observation and classifying of sea temperatures plant life animals insects mapping water sources It is here that the author distinguishes between different types of curiosity when travelling and which are typified in this extractFor Humboldt the uestion had been Why are there regional variations in nature For the person standing before the Iglesia de San Francisco El Grande a uestion might be Why have people felt the need to build churches or even Why do we worship God From such a na ve starting point a chain of curiosity would have the chance to grow involving uestions like Why are churches different in different places What have been the main styles of churches and Who were the main architects and why did they achieve success Only through such a slow evolution of curiosity could a traveller stand a chance of greeting the news that the church s vast neo classical fa ade was by Sabatini with anything other than boredom or despair A danger of travel is that we see things at the wrong time before we have had a chance to build up the necessary receptivity and when new information is therefore as useless and fugitive as necklace beads without a connecting chainThis last sentence from de Botton highlights what has often happened to me in many a city when walking around unmindfully or without prior research to channel my curiosity For example try standing at The Cross in Chester s Roman Medieval city Face down towards Eastgate street and admire the Roman Eastgate adorned with a Victorian Jubilee clock in the distance back up a bit and take in the Tudor black and white architecture sheltering the Medieval Rows and come into the foreground to the Saxon Cross And that s before you ve chosen to turn right down Bridge Street with a few Georgian buildings on your right or gone left up Northgate Street to view the sandstone Gothic Revival town hall I m not sure if I m getting this across well but clearly walking around a city like this dodging between the Roman the Tudor the Georgian and the Victorian is NOT Mindful Curiosity Instead still in Chester visit the museum first and explore the Roman exhibits then walk out to explore the Amphitheatre followed by The Roman Gardens along the Roman Wall Ask yourself this uestion Was Chester intended as the capital of Britain before the Roman era dissipated Now THAT is travel curiosity that goes beyond the factualAnd so finally a confession the book has a 5th section called Return which focuses on returning home after travel and as usual we have a guide Xavier de Maistre Xavier wrote a book called Voyage autour de ma chambre 1794 Journey around my room a parody set in the tradition of the grand travel narrative which is an autobiographical account of how a young official imprisoned in his room for six weeks looks at the furniture engravings etc as if they were scenes from a voyage in a strange land He praises this voyage because it does not cost anything and for this reason it is strongly recommended to the poor the infirm and the lazyNow I am neither poor nor infirmed nor lazy but this section of de Botton s book was the ultimate eye opener For those regular readers of our blog this was THE influence that got us exploring our local environment especially English churches within a 10 miles radius that hide so much English history We have discovered English Civil War tales abandoned villages because of The Black Death Wall Paintings 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The Art of Travel review Ü 9 Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Lifede Botton considers the pleasures of anticipatio. La lecture de ce livre d Alain de Botton comme les pr c dentes est d une richesse jubilatoire Les auteurs et les oeuvres cit s Baudelaire Flaubert Hopper etc sont clair s par un nouveau jour toujours pertinent Par exemple se demander si Baudelaire aurait aim les avions et r pondre avec simplicit vidence et po sie am ne des pages merveilleuses lire Une phrase de Christian Bobin dans la Dame Blanche pourrait convenir dans un premier temps l criture de de Botton Elle crit au ras de ce u elle voit Il fait de m me observe le r el autour de lui notre modernit dans ce u elle a parfois de plus rebutant puis il la nourrit d un regard riche richesse des oeuvres du pass de sa propre po sie de son humanit tr s belle C est un bonheur de lecture toujours limpide tout en tant infiniment cultiv e