By Alain de Botton
From the bestselling writer of The paintings of Travel comes a wittily fascinating exploration of the unusual "non-place" that he believes is the resourceful middle of our civilization.
Given unheard of entry to at least one of the world's busiest airports as a "writer-in-residence," Alain de Botton discovered it to be a show off for plenty of of the most important crosscurrents of the trendy world--from our religion in expertise to our destruction of nature, from our international interconnectedness to our romanticizing of the unique. He met tourists from everywhere and spoke with all people from luggage handlers to pilots to the airport chaplain. Weaving jointly those conversations and his personal observations--of every thing from the poetry of room provider menus to the eerie silence in the course of the runway at midnight--de Botton has produced a unprecedented meditation on a spot that the majority folks by no means decelerate adequate to determine in actual fact. Lavishly illustrated in colour through popular photographer Richard Baker, A Week on the Airport unearths the airport in all its turbulence and soullessness and--yes--even beauty.
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