The architecture of happiness one of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment the kind of walls chairs buildings and streets were surrounded by. Alain de botton architecture of happiness art of travel buildings speak thought provoking reading this book frank lloyd great book kindle edition beautifully written architectural styles render vivid well worth along the lines look to our buildings lloyd wright vivid might read alain writing style might ideally. The architecture of happiness is an interesting book about architecture which while not making any bold claims or putting forward any wild new theory does a good job at elegantly polishing the history of architectural development. Im not an expert on architecture or any sort of construction but this book pulled me in at once and entertained me from cover to cover i havent read any other of de bottons books before or yet but i want to after the architecture of happiness. The architecture of happiness is a book by alain de botton isbn 978 0241142486 which discusses the importance of beauty published by pantheon books in 2006 de botton inspired by stendhals motto beauty is the promise of happiness analyzes human surroundings and how human needs and desires manifest their ideals in architecture
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