The Architecture of Happiness (Paperback)

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Alain de Botton is the author of three works of fiction and five of nonfiction, including How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, and The Art of Travel. He lives in London.
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.

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Dimensions 9.0x7.0x1.0
ISBN 9780307277244
Genre ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
Format Paperback
Pages 280
Publisher Date 2008-04-08 00:00:00.0
Publisher Vintage Books
Copyright Year 2006
Height 5.5 in
Wdth 8.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.9 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Botton, Alain De

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