The Architecture of Happiness
Publish date: October 3rd 2006
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Doskonała rzecz napisana bardzo przystępnie (co nie kojarzy mi się z architektami ;-)o tym jak miejsca w których spędzamy życie wpływają na nas a my na nie. O architekturze ale i o psychologii, o człowieku i jego ukrytych potrzebach przede wszystkim. Świetne spostrzeżenia, przykłady warte głębszych ...
The author does not discuss anything new, he just puts it all very well together, chose excellent illustrations to make his points.It is written in such fine and clear language and structure, that it just flows of the pages. Such a pleasure to read and to use as a little nudge to contemplate about a...
it's been like three months and i'm still not over the hideousness of this cover design.
At first I thought the nouns should be reversed, ie, the Happiness of Architecture. But I began to realise that the book isn't so much about architecture as it is about people and how they express themselves with architecture, as they do with other art forms. He is using architecture to explain hu...
I really enjoyed this book. It's fast paced, conversational and exploratory. My favorite parts were the philosophizing about the nature of beauty. For example, de Botton discusses how we subconsciously humanize almost everything we see. We give buildings and sculptures personalities then judge them ...