The Architecture of Happiness

  • by Alain de Botton
  • Narrated by Alain de Botton
  • 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In his extraordinary new book, Alain de Botton explores the importance of buildings in our lives, pondering our attachment to our homes and considering such questions as: Why do people disagree about taste? Can beautiful surroundings make us good? Not to mention: What makes a window frame attractive?Rooted in the idea that architecture has the power to influence how we feel and that we are different people in different buildings, he suggests how we might learn to build better, more attractive dwellings, in which we could stand a higher chance of happiness.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-04-2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd