About this book
Highly acclaimed writer and philosopher Alain de Botton turns his attention to interior design and architecture, perfectly tapping into the current public obsession with decorating, renovating and relocating.
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? The author looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers to answer these questions.