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The Architecture of Happiness: The Secret Art of Furnishing Your Life

Alain de Botton

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 280

  • Publisher: Penguin

  • Date Published: Apr 2007

  • Stock Code: 58572

  • ISBN: 9780141015002

  • Binding: Paperback

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Paperback edition of the 2006 bestseller.

What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? Will minimalism make us happier than ornaments? To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights.

The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will forever alter your relationship with buildings. It will change the way you look at your current home and help you make the right decisions about your next one.

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