Architectural Felicitology

Alexander Rappaport


The article features the meaning of the category “happiness” applied in the architectural theory. The author suggests a connection between a new explication of “happiness” in architecture and the categories “own place”, “close human relations” and “personal business” as well as the concepts of “the world”.


architecture; felicitology; beauty; theory of architecture; love; taste.


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Paper palaces. London: Yale University Press.


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