The architecture of happiness alain de botton on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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 locationsone of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of . The architecture of happiness one of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment the kind of walls chairs buildings and streets were surrounded by and yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous even self indulgent. Alain de botton just never disappoints he has changed the way i think about a number of things and im better off for it in the architecture of happiness there are no revolutionary notions but it opens the mind and the senses for beauty on several levels. Im not an expert on architecture or any sort of construction but this book pulled me in at once and entertained me from cover to cover i havent read any other of de bottons books before or yet but i want to after the architecture of happiness. The architecture of happiness is a book by alain de botton isbn 978 0241142486 which discusses the importance of beauty published by pantheon books in 2006 de botton inspired by stendhals motto beauty is the promise of happiness analyzes human surroundings and how human needs and desires manifest their ideals in architecture reception the book attracted favourable attention from
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