- Interview with Alain de Botton, Author of "The Architecture of Happiness"
- The Architecture of Happiness
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- Explore the hidden links between buildings and our well being
Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved?
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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.
Interview with Alain de Botton, Author of "The Architecture of Happiness"
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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The Architecture of Happiness - Audiobook - Alain de Botton - Storytel
Physical architecture? Are we in the realm of self-help here, or interior design?
All of the above, it turns out. It has been a guardian of identity.
Explore the hidden links between buildings and our well being
With generous helpings of photographed examples and anecdotes from his own encounters with buildings, de Botton explores how our architectural creations have met or failed to meet our personal and societal needs. They speak of democracy or aristocracy, openness or arrogance, welcome or threat.
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And he extends this anthropomorphic view from the daintiest gewgaw to the largest architectural edifice. A building, he suggests, is a repository of memory and possibility, of flawed reality and imagined perfection.
It shelters what we value; it compensates for what is missing from our lives. Case in point: French modern architect Le Corbusier who in proposed razing a vast swathe of central Paris and erecting in its place story apartment buildings set amid park greenery, away from any automobile traffic.