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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Happiness and Decoration
Alain de Botton has been doing the rounds recently. First an article on decoration in the RIBA Journal, and then on Saturday a thoughtful piece in the Telegraph Seven supplement, which they managed to twist though careful image selection into a double-barreled assault on Le Corbusier. You can read it here.

Ah, it's because he has a new book out, is it? It's called 'The Architecture of Happiness' and will be around from the 20th April.

In my view, his discussion of traditional versus modernist urbanism in the Telegraph (despite the bastardisation) is a little more on the nose than his arguments for decoration.

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