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The Architecture of Happiness - Alain de Botton
The Architecture of Happiness
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307277244 (0307277240)
ASIN: 307277240
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Abdita
Abdita rated it
4.0 Architektura szczęścia
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 ...
DES
DES rated it
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...
antediluvian Germans in a pantry
antediluvian Germans in a pantry rated it
4.0 The Architecture of Happiness
it's been like three months and i'm still not over the hideousness of this cover design.
Cheryl's books
Cheryl's books rated it
4.0
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...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
4.0 The Architecture of Happiness
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 ...
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