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The architecture of happiness

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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 and design is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent.The Architecture of Happinessstarts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and it argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential. Whereas many architects are wary of openly discussing the word beauty, this book has at its center the large and naïve question: What is a beautiful building? It is a tour through the philosophy and psychology of architecture that aims to change the way we think about our homes, our streets and ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.
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Last Update 2018-05-21 23:05:26PM
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The Architecture of Happiness is a dazzling 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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subject_facet Architecture -- Aesthetics, Architecture -- Psychological aspects, Architecture and philosophy, Architecture and society, Audiobooks, Happiness, Interior decoration -- Philosophy
title_display The architecture of happiness
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topic_facet Aesthetics, Architecture, Architecture and philosophy, Architecture and society, Audiobooks, Happiness, Interior decoration, Nonfiction, Philosophy, Psychological aspects