Perhaps i don't know how to appreciate the beauty of buildings. I find this book a bit boring when compared to author's earlier books. I decide not to continue to read after 100 pages
home ... happpiness... the life for pursuit?
-I was expecting something else about this book. I thought that it will show me more concepts about ho whappiness is understood, but it was another kind of essay.
In this book, De Botton shows us how he thinks the constructions or buildings that surrounds us can influence our animic state. This is interesting, but sometimes I felt a little tired reading this author....Continua
the Chinese translation was really not smooth enough, and many of the translated names (places and people) are mis-pronounced. also it's clear that the translator wasn't an architecture history expert. it's always better to read the original some time....Continua
As always, De Botton writes with flair and elegance on his chosen topic. I was particularly looking forward to this book as I caught an episode of his television series "The Perfect Home", where he visited various locales and offered biting critique on their architecture. The book is quite different, however, as he spends most of the time talking about the philosophy of architecture and reserves his critiques to the last chapter....Continua