What Adults Don't Know about Architecture: Inspiring Young Minds to Build a More Beautiful World (Hardcover)

What Adults Don't Know about Architecture: Inspiring Young Minds to Build a More Beautiful World By The School of Life, Alain De Botton (Editor) Cover Image
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An insightful introduction to architecture and its impact on our world.

We shape our buildings and our buildings shape us. This inspiring book introduces children to architecture from all over the world, and to the idea that our environment can impact our mood and wellbeing. With thought-provoking questions and inspiring images, it empowers the next generation to talk about architecture with confidence, knowledge, and passion.

Through chapters like "How buildings are like people," "The recipe for good architecture," and "Why houses are so expensive," we learn about what makes a street inviting (or not), why some cities are charming and others bleak-and how we can build a better, more beautiful, and more sustainable future.

  • AN INTERACTIVE INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE and how our surroundings influence our moods.
  • A GLOBAL APPROACH with design examples from around the world.
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FOCUSED encourages kids to think critically about their homes and the buildings around them.
  • FOR CHILDREN AGES 9 AND UP featuring discussion points and activities.

About the Author

The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. Through our range of books, gifts and stationery we aim to prompt more thoughtful natures and help everyone to find fulfillment.The School of Life is a resource for exploring self-knowledge, relationships, work, socializing, finding calm, and enjoying culture through content, community, and conversation. You can find us online, in stores and in welcoming spaces around the world offering classes, events, and one-to-one therapy sessions. The School of Life is a rapidly growing global brand, with over 6 million YouTube subscribers, 389,000 Facebook followers, 174,000 Instagram followers and 166,000 Twitter followers. The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781912891306
ISBN-10: 1912891301
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English

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