The Architecture of Happiness

Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Architecture of Happiness
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Alain De Botton
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-10 - Publisher: Vintage

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Pages: 280
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Categories: Philosophy
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THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER From one of our greatest voices in modern philosophy, author of The Course of Love, The Consolations of Philosophy, Religion for Atheists and The School of Life The Architecture of Happiness explores the fascinating hidden links between the buildings we live in and our long-term
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Pages: 16
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Categories: Humor
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Language: en
Pages: 304
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Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-03-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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