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  • Published: 20 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141807379
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

The Architecture of Happiness




Highly acclaimed writer and philosopher Alain de Botton turns his attention to interior design and architecture

The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Alain de Botton's extraordinary The Architecture of Happiness, read by the author himself.

Alain de Botton considers the hopes and fears we have for our homes at a new level of depth and insight, 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 would stand a higher chance of happiness.

'Because it is De Botton reading, in an engagingly low-key way, the experience is amusingly close to listening to a very clever friend...' Christina Hardyment The Times

  • Published: 20 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780141807379
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Alain De Botton

Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.' He's written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries.

Alain also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education. 

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