Alain De Botton
Pantheon Books, New York, 2010, 2006, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
8.3 x 5.5 inches, paperback, 288 pages
ISBN: 9780375424434
Suggested Retail Price: $18.00

From the Publisher. Best-selling 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. 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.

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