A Therapeutic Atlas

  • Leisure

A selection of unique and beautiful destinations around the world, which offer powerful new perspectives on life

The world is full of places that inspire and bring us joy: they might be exceptionally beautiful, resonant with history, untouched by civilisation or rich in memory.

Product description

This is an atlas that gathers together some of the most enchanting and reinvigorating places around the world in order to heal and captivate, including beautiful destinations in Greece, Italy, Japan, America, Chile and Australia, to name but a few. We’re taken to the tops of mountains, solitary cliffs, elegant cities and also some less expected locations: airports, hydroelectric stations and meteorite craters.

Great travellers have always known that travelling can broaden the mind; here we see how it can also heal it. A Therapeutic Atlas reminds us that the world is far broader and more inspiring than we tend to appreciate day to day. Tempting images are combined with short essays that discuss the power of particular places to help us with the difficulties of being human. We locate places that are therapeutic because they coax us out of familiar patterns of thought and liberate our minds.

This is a book that can be read when travelling, as a real-life atlas, but as importantly, when travel is difficult, it reminds us that there is no place like home and the sanctuary of our own bed.

  • An uplifting guide to the therapeutic benefits of exploring the world.
  • A curated collection of artworks and photographs capturing unique destinations around the world, each accompanied by a short essay.
  • Featured artists include: John Singer Sargent, Richard Misrach, David Hockney, Vincent van Gogh, Albert Bierstadt and more.
  • Recommended for readers of The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
  • Gloriously illustrated; designed to spark the imagination and to be both hopeful and uplifting.

Hardback | 246 x 180 mm | 160 pages | 67 Illustrations