Brown Bag Lunch & Talk: Alain de Botton
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Recorded: Friday, March 9th, 2012, noon – 1 pm in Baillie Court
Join philosopher and author Alain de Botton for the next in a series of brown-bag lunch-time talks. Born in Zurich, Switzerland and now living in London, Alain is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as 'philosophies of everyday life.' He’s written on love, travel, architecture and literature. Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. Alain has long been passionate about modern architecture and was instrumental in starting the organization Living Architecture, as well as writing The Architecture of Happiness, which asks the question “what is a beautiful building?” His latest book, Religion for Atheists, is a deeply moving meditation on how we can still benefit, without believing, from the wisdom, the beauty, and the consolatory power that religion has to offer. A book signing with the author will follow. Alain will bring to this talk his extensive knowledge of art history, aesthetics and the art world.
The Brown Bag Lunch & Talk series is generously supported by
Maxine Granovsky Gluskin & Ira Gluskin