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            The Architecture of Happiness
             

            The Architecture of Happiness (Paperback)

            By de Botton, Alain

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            In The Architecture of Happiness, bestselling author Alain de Botton explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings. He asks: What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly ab...out sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? To answer these questions and many more, de Botton looks at buildings across the world, from medieval wooden huts to modern skyscrapers; he examines sofas and cathedrals, tea sets and office complexes, and teases out a host of often surprising philosophical insights. The Architecture of Happiness will take you on a beguiling tour through the history and psychology of architecture and interior design, and will change the way you look at your home. 'Entertaining, stimulating and witty. Clever, provocative and fresh as a daisy.' Literary Review 'De Botton's writing is elegant but utterly accessible . . . beautifully written and thought provoking . . . will make you look at your surroundings in a whole new way.' Image 'De Botton is a brave and highly intelligent writer.' Observer 'De Botton makes even the most challenging of subjects invitingly simple.' Eve 'A powerful eye-opener.' Mail on Sunday
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            ISBN 9780241970058
            Released NZ 25 Jun 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            TV
             

            TV (Paperback)

            By Bordo, Professor or Dr. Susan

            • RRP: $21.99
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            • Pub Date
              6 May 21

            Personal memoir meets television history in a look back at how TV has changed, and how it has also changed us, over the past seven decades --

            ISBN 9781501362521
            Released NZ 6 May 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Object Lessons
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            The Practice

            The Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Godin, Seth

            • RRP: $37.00
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            For any artist, entrepreneur, or visionary who feels stuck, Seth Godin has a simple answer: commit to the practice. In this revolutionary little book, Seth Godin will turn your assumptions about the creative process upside down and help you to look at the world from a different a...ngle. You will recognize your work for what it is: an act of generosity and a way to make change, as well as what it can never be, something that will make everyone happy. The Practice will help you dance with your fear, take the risks worth taking and embrace the empathy required to make work that connects with others. This breakthrough book will show you a path forward, encourage intent in every facet of your work and help you seek out constraints. You'll walk away with practical strategies for overpowering the naysayers, radically trusting your own voice and finally doing the work you were put on this earth to do.
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            ISBN 9780241470046
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bird

            Bird (Paperback)

            By Anderson, Erik

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            We tend to have romanticized and sentimental ideas about birds. But what is it about birds that so captivates us? And what does this captivation, in its various forms, say about us humans? --

            ISBN 9781501353352
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Object Lessons
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            Humour

            Humour (Hardback)

            By Eagleton, Terry

            • RRP: $54.99
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            A compelling guide to the fundamental place of humour and comedy within Western culture-by one of its greatest exponents

            ISBN 9780300243147
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life

            Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Hardback)

            By Hitz, Zena

            • RRP: $67.99
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            An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learning In an overloaded, superficial, technological world, in which almost everything and everybody is judged by its usefulness, where can we turn for escape, lasting pleasure,... contemplation, or connection to others? While many forms of leisur
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            ISBN 9780691178714
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Adornment: What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are
             

            Adornment: What Self-Decoration Tells Us About Who We Are (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Davies, Stephen

            • RRP: $83.50
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            Elaborating the history, variety, pervasiveness, and function of the adornments and ornaments with which we beautify ourselves, this book takes in human prehistory, ancient civilizations, hunter-foragers, and present-day industrial societies to tell a captivating story of hair, s...kin, and make-up practices across times and cultures. From the decline of the hat, the function of jewelry and popularity of tattooing to the wealth of grave goods found in the Upper Paleolithic burials and body painting of the Nuba, we see that there is no one who does not adorn themselves, their possessions, or their environment. But what messages do these adornments send? Drawing on aesthetics, evolutionary history, archaeology, ethology, anthropology, psychology, cultural history, and gender studies, Stephen Davies brings together African, Australian and North and South American indigenous cultures and unites them around the theme of adornment. He shows us that adorning is one of the few social behaviors that is close to being genuinely universal, more typical and extensive than the high-minded activities we prefer to think of as marking our species - religion, morality, and art. Each chapter shows how modes of decoration send vitally important signals about what we care about, our affiliations and backgrounds, our social status and values. In short, by using the theme of bodily adornment to unify a very diverse set of human practices, this book tells us about who we are.
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            ISBN 9781350120983
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Marxist Aesthetics: The foundations within everyday life for an emancipated consciousness
             

            Marxist Aesthetics: The foundations within everyday life for an emancipated consciousness (Hardback)

            By Johnson, Pauline

            • RRP: $271.00
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            This study deals with a number of influential figures in the European tradition of Marxist theories of aesthetics, ranging from Lukacs to Benjamin, through the Frankfurt School, to Brecht and the Althusserians. Pauline Johnson shows that, despite the great diversity in these theo...ries about art, they all formulate a common problem.
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            ISBN 9780415609081
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            Disagreement
             

            Disagreement (Hardback)

            Edited by Feldman, Richard; Warfield, Ted A.

            • RRP: $191.99
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            Disagreement is common: even informed, intelligent, and generally reasonable people often come to different conclusions when confronted with what seems to be the same evidence. Can the competing conclusions be reasonable? If not, what can we reasonably think about the situation? ...This is the first book on the epistemology of disagreement.
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            ISBN 9780199226078
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work

            Philosophers on Music: Experience, Meaning, and Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Stock, Kathleen

            • RRP: $80.99
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            Philosophers on Music presents significant new contributions to central issues in the philosophy of music, written by leading philosophers working in the analytic tradition. Aestheticians, musicologists, music practitioners, and those interested in philosophy generally will find ...the papers in this volume rewarding reading.
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            ISBN 9780199587995
            Released NZ 10 Jun 2010
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Mind Association Occasional Series
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