- Frank Taylor
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I must have a look at that de Botton book. Sounds very interesting. I enjoyed his programs on architecture that were on TV a few years ago.
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Paul Clerkin wrote:So what architecture books are people currently reading?
Reading "The Architecture of Happiness" a popular choice it seems...why not try "Modern Architecture and design (Analternative History) By Bill Risebero. I think you can probably get it in UCD Bookshop/Library. particularly relevant today i feel... what with this lemming-like, slavish drive towards "TheMarket" and consumerisim it offers an alternative view... give it a go... the 'meaning' of architecture very interesting... the way governments mould and design systems... the current house building boom good example... how many of the 450,000 houses built over the past six years have had architecural DESIGN (rather than just admin) input??... though paradoxically the architectural profession is getting it in the neck for the lack of/poor design. strange?
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