Item description for Constructing Happiness by Jane Wernick...
The Building Happiness project was started by Building Futures early in 2007, with the aim of discussing whether the way we design our built environment can have a direct bearing on how happy we feel. Can we construct happiness? The book follows on from numerous consultative initiatives, including a public debate hosted in May 2007, with the aim of gathering public and informed opinion on the subject. We spoke to a number key thinker and practitioners to share their thoughts. Architects, artists, policy advisors, developers, engineers and health researchers have all contributed. In addition, we have asked people who use and inhabit our built environment to describe places which do indeed make them happy, including the journalist Kirsty Wark, the sculptor Antony Gormley, the architect Richard Rogers, and the Young Vic Theatre Director David Lan. This book aims to provoke discussion amongst all those who inhabit, plan or design our built spaces, and to encourage the professionals to keep happiness at the centre of their work.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 21, 2008
Publisher Black Dog
ISBN 1906155461 ISBN13 9781906155469
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More About Jane Wernick
Duncan McCorquodale was born in Birmingham, England in 1962. He grew up in England and then Canada, where he pursued his own studies in etching, sculpture and filmmaking. From 1985 to 1989 McCorquodale undertook undergraduate studies in Architecture and Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. From 1989 to 1993 he pursued post-graduate studies in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Architectural Association (AA), London. While at the AA, in 1992, Duncan published his first magazine, ARCH-TEXT. On graduating from the AA in 1993 Duncan began teaching the History and Theory of Architecture to second and third year students at the Bartlett School of Architectcure, London. He also established Black Dog Publishing Limited (BDP) in the same year. He relinquished his teaching post at The Bartlett in 2000 to focus full-time on publishing, developing BDP's now extensive list of titles to include architecture, art, design, music, photography and printmaking.