The School of Life

What is Culture For, Book


"Great works of culture were all made, in one way or another, with the idea of changing lives."

  • How to find compassion, hope and perspective in the arts.
  • This book proposes that works of culture were all made, in one way or another, with the idea of improving the way we live.
  • Connects a range of cultural masterpieces with our own dilemmas and pains around love, work and society, and invites us to see culture as a resource with which to address the complex agonies of being human.
  • Provides us with enduring keys to unlocking culture as a way of transforming our lives.
  • Chapters include:
    • Companionship
    • Hope
    • Balance
    • Compassion
    • Knowledge
    • Encouragement
    • Appreciation
    • Perspective
Read an extract from the book.


      Materials & Details

          • Hardback book | 118 x 110 mm | 110 pages


            Delivery & Conditions

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            Brand & Designer

            The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life. In their books, card games, classes, workshops etc. they address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

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