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The Question of Beauty in Architecture

An examination of what makes an aesthetically successful building, with particular reference to the words ‘beauty’ and ‘ugliness’

Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. It's a style of writing that has been termed a 'philosophy of everyday life.' His best-selling books include How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997), The Consolations of Philosophy (2000), The Art of Travel (2002) and Status Anxiety (2004). His latest book is a further work of non-fiction, The Architecture of Happiness (2006).


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Date and Time:

8 November 2006 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Forum for European Philosophy, LSE
Room J5, European Institute
London School of Economics & Political Science

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