The Architecture of Happiness

By: Alain De Botton

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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? And 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. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0241142482. ISBN/EAN: 9780241142486. Inventory No: 248293. Hardcover

Title: The Architecture of Happiness

Author Name: Alain De Botton

Categories: Architecture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Great Britain, Hamish Hamilton: 2006

ISBN Number: 0241142482

ISBN Number 13: 9780241142486

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 248293

Keywords: BZDB43 Architecture; Architecture; The Architecture of Happiness Alain De Botton Hardcover,