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The Architecture of Happiness By Alain de Botton

The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton

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What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
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The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

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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 wellbeing

'Engaging and intelligent... Full of splendid ideas, happily and beautifully expressed' Independent

'Alain de Botton takes big, complex subjects and writes about them with thoughtful and deceptive innocence' Observer

'Clever, provocative and fresh as a daisy' Literary Review

What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved?

To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights. The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will change the way you look at your home.

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Clever, provocative and fresh as a daisy * Literary Review *
Full of splendid ideas, often happily and beautifully expressed . . . an engaging and intelligent book * Independent *
Genuinely thought-provoking * Time Out *

About Alain de Botton


Alain de Botton is the author of Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, A Week at the Airport, Religion for Atheists, The News: A User's Manual, The Course of Love and The School of Life among many others. Alain is a bestselling author in 30 countries. He lives in London, where he runs The School of Life and Living Architecture.

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The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2014-03-27
280
0241970059
9780241970058
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