Art Against Despair

Dundee Contemporary Arts



Be uplifted and encouraged by this thoughtful book from The School of Life.

Art Against Despair brings together a collection of the world’s most consoling and uplifting images, accompanied by small essays that talk about the works in a way that offers comfort and inspiration.

The images in the book range wildly across time and space: from ancient to modern art, east to west, north to south, taking in photography, painting, abstract and figurative art. All the images have been carefully chosen to help us with a particular problem: a broken heart, difficulty at work, the meanness of others, the challenges of family and friends.

Brand / Designer The School of Life
Dimensions 25 x 18 x 2cm

About Designer

The School of Life are a multi-platform organisation founded by philosopher Alain de Botton that promotes emotional intelligence and accessible philosophy. Through films, workshops, books and gifts, they aim to provide tools and techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfilment.