Living Architecture Alain has long been passionate about modern architecture. As well as writing a book on the subject, he has been instrumental in starting a social enterprise called Living Architecture dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class architecture. Living Architecture has asked a series of great architects to build houses around the UK and has made these available to.
Essays In Love is an iconic book - one that should be read by anyone who has ever fallen in love. PRAISE FOR ALAIN DE BOTTON 'The book's success has much to do with its beautifully modelled sentences, its wry humour and its unwavering deadpan respect for its reader's intelligence. .. full of keen observation and flashes of genuine lyricism, acuity and depth.' Francine Prose, New Republic.
ALAIN DE BOTTON. MEET ALAIN. The author and philosopher grew up in Switzerland for the first 8 years of his life before settling in the UK. Alain studied at the world’s most renowned institutions, such as Cambridge University, where he read History, and King’s College London where he subsequently completed a master’s degree in Philosophy. A thinker and curious mind since an early age.
DE BOTTON: We’re talking about the humanities, the arts, literature, visual arts, sculpture, architecture, music—these are things that belong to everybody. Yes, they’re studied in universities, and universities often cost a lot of money. But the works of art themselves are the common resources of the whole of humanity. And therefore, when they’re discussed, it should be in a way that.
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