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The architecture of happiness

Author: Alain De Botton
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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A study of architecture examines how we both shape and are shaped by our private homes and public edifices and explains how our stylistic choices can be used to increase our chances of happiness.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0307277240 9780307277244
OCLC Number: 166367940
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The significance of architecture --
In what style shall we build? --
Talking buildings --
Ideals of home --
The virtues of buildings --
The promise of a field.
Responsibility: Alain de Botton.

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A study of architecture examines how we both shape and are shaped by our private homes and public edifices and explains how our stylistic choices can be used to increase our chances of happiness.

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