The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness BOTTON, Alain De

'Entertaining, stimulating and witty. Clever, provocative and fresh as a daisy' Literary Review
Bestselling author Alain de Botton has written about love, travel, status and how philosophy can console US. Now he turns his attention to one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings. He asks:
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 for ever 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.
'De Botton's gift is to prompt us to think about how we live and how we might change things' The Times
'De Botton is a brave and highly intelligent writer' Observer
'A powerful eye-opener' Mail on Sunday
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Specificaties

ISBN
9780141015002
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
280 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Architectuur

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