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The Architecture of Happiness

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What makes a house beautiful? Is it serious to spend your time thinking about home decoration? Why do people disagree about taste? Can buildings make us happy?

In The Architecture of Happiness Alain de Botton tackles a relationship central to our lives. Our buildings - and the objects we fill them with - affect us more profoundly than we might think. To take architecture seriously is to accept that we are, for better and for worse, different people in different places.

De Botton suggests that it is architecture's task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be. Turning the spotlight from the humble terraced house to some of the world's most renowned buildings, de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices - from those of Christopher Wren to those of Le Corbusier and Norman Foster - influence how we feel, as well as how we could learn to build in ways that would increase our chances of happiness. The Architecture of Happiness amounts to a beguiling tour through the philosophy and psychology of architecture.

Book is in very good condition consistent with age.

Item details

Author(s):
Alain de Botton
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0241142482
ISBN-13:
9780241142486
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
The Architecture of Happiness

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What makes a house beautiful? Is it serious to spend your time thinking about home decoration? Why do people disagree about taste? Can buildings make us happy?

In The Architecture of Happiness Alain de Botton tackles a relationship central to our lives. Our buildings - and the objects we fill them with - affect us more profoundly than we might think. To take architecture seriously is to accept that we are, for better and for worse, different people in different places.

De Botton suggests that it is architecture's task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be. Turning the spotlight from the humble terraced house to some of the world's most renowned buildings, de Botton considers how our private homes and public edifices - from those of Christopher Wren to those of Le Corbusier and Norman Foster - influence how we feel, as well as how we could learn to build in ways that would increase our chances of happiness. The Architecture of Happiness amounts to a beguiling tour through the philosophy and psychology of architecture.

Book is in very good condition consistent with age.

Author(s):
Alain de Botton
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0241142482
ISBN-13:
9780241142486
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton
Title:
The Architecture of Happiness

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