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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 different places. De Botton suggests that it is architecture's task to render vivid to us who we might ideally be. Turning the sp... View more info