The School of Life

What is culture for?

  • Culture as an idea of improving our lives
  • How to find hope and perspective in the arts
  • Hardback book


This book tries to find the purpose of culture. What do you think culture is really for?

Music, film, literature and the visual arts helps us to go through life. 

This book connects a range of cultural masterpieces with our own dilemmas and sorrows about work, society and love inviting us to use culture as a resource to navigate them and transform our lives. 

'The power of culture arguably best emerges when we rely on it as a therapeutic tool that can be used in a quest to grow somewhat less isolated, frightened, shamed, restricted or skittish.'


Chapters Include:

  • Companionship
  • Hope
  • Balance
  • Compassion
  • Knowledge
  • Encouragement
  • Appreciation
  • Perspective


Hardback book | 118 x 110 mm | 110 pp