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    Description"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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    Title
    The Architecture of Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alain de Botton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307277244
    ISBN 10: 0307277240
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 720.103
    BISAC V2.8: ARC001000
    BIC subject category V2: HPN
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 720.103
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 720.1/03
    LC classification: NA2540 .D34 2008
    B&T Approval Code: A05050000
    Thema V1.0: AM, QDTN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    08 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Alain de Botton is the author of three works of fiction and five of nonfiction, including "How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, "and "The Art of Travel. "He lives in London.
    Review quote
    "De Botton has a marvelous knack for coming at weighty subjects from entertainingly eccentric angles." --"The Seattle Times" "An elegant book. . . . Unusual . . . full of big ideas. . . . Seldom has there been a more sensitive marriage of words and images." --"The New York Sun" "With originality, verve, and wit, de Botton explains how we find reflections of our own values in the edifices we make. . . . Altogether satisfying." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "De Botton is high falutin' but user friendly. . . . He keeps architecture on a human level." --"Los Angeles Times"