The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness

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By (author) Alain de Botton, Read by Alain de Botton

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  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
  • Format: CD-Audio | 3 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 125mm x 24mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 20 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141806753
  • ISBN 13: 9780141806754
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 777,688

Product description

In his extraordinary new book, Alain de Botton considers the hopes and fears we have for our homes at a new level of depth and insight, considering such questions as: why do people disagree about taste? can beautiful surroundings make us good? not to mention: what makes a window frame attractive? Rooted in the idea that architecture has the power to influence how we feel and that we are different people in different buildings, "The Beauty of Houses" suggests how we might learn to build better, more attractive dwellings, in which we would stand a higher chance of happiness.

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Author information

Alain de Botton was born in 1969. He 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 and On Seeing and Noticing. He lives in London.