The Architecture of Happiness
Publisher: Penguin Books LTD
Date: April 2006
Duration: 3 hours 25 minutes
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