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Zen and the art of architecture

The Architecture Of Happiness, by Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, €17.

29th April, 2006

The Architecture Of Happiness, by Alain de Botton, Hamish Hamilton, €17.

After a brief foray into writing novels, Alain de Botton, the most modern of bestselling philosophers, has kept himself busy making philosophy accessible for the masses.

First, he tempted us with The Art of Travel, an exploration of our responses to new places. Then, he enraged the Sex and the City generation with Status Anxiety, an exploration of society’s love affair with status, money...

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