The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton
New York: Vintage International, 2006

If you have ever wondered why or whether architecture matters to people who are not architects, why particular types of building styles go in and out of fashion, or why certain built environments make us feel good and others make us uncomfortable, you will find answers in these pages. There are 270 of them, nearly half of which are filled with photos that illustrate his many thoughtfully explored examples of successful and unsuccessful design.

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