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Harvard Design Magazine
One might reasonably expect that Nathan Glazer, in his From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture’s Encounter with the American City, and Alain de Botton, in The Architecture of Happiness, would take many similar positions. Like Jane Jacobs and Robert Venturi in the 1960s, and like many architectural theorists since, both Glazer and De Botton take issue with Modern architecture. However, both books are something other than theory, and neither author is a designer. And unlike Venturi or Aldo Rossi, Colin Rowe or Charles Moore, neither proposes architectural solutions to his concerns.
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Naegele, Daniel, "Reviews: The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton (New York: Pantheon, 2006) and From a Cause to a Style, by Nathan Glazer (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007)" (2008). Architecture Publications. 65.