The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton

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.

Title The Architecture of Happiness
Author Alain de Botton
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 08 April 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0307277240
ISBN-13 9780307277244
Publication Date 08 April 2008
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.

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