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The Architecture of Happiness

By: Alain De Botton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hamish Hamilton: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248293

ISBN: 0241142482

Condition: Near Fine Condition


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 diff... View more info

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Status Anxiety

By: Alain De Botton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Penguin Books: 2005

Seller ID: 247752

ISBN: 0141014865

Condition: Very Good Condition


In Status Anxiety, bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change. We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed and fear failure. We all suffer - to a greater or lesser degree, usually privately and with embarrassment - from status anxiety. For the first time, Alain de Botton gives a name to this universal condition and sets out to investigate both its origins and possible solutions.... View more info