Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows sunning to the yellow-toned background field of the backstrip (thre titles thereon remain unaffected-bold and clearly legible); the price is unclipped. "As New" in a Nearly New DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 1171pp. Center for Environmental Structure Series. First Edition ; Twenty-First Printing. Hardback with DJ.
Very Good in Corner Clipped jacket. Smaller 8vo. pp. 1171, "many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seems likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today. "
This is the premier source for understanding design,construction and decor. My friend built a house based on the principles. I bought it to decorate an office.
Book in excellent condition, shipped and arrived exactly as promised.
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Feb 13, 2013
The great volume of Christopher Alexander is a basic approach in architectural design theory. As it was and is still separate from the main streamlines of architectural theory it will retain its validity for a long period.
Apr 8, 2012
makes one a bit wonder but it is very fitting...
lots and lots of helpful hints when renovating own home or building own house!!!
May 10, 2007
I am a student of Landscape Architecture and find this text very helpful. It has compiled tons of research and knowledge about patterns found in cities, back yards, children's playgournds, farm houses . . . you name it it's probably in there. Each section is concise and easily understood with a descriptive diagram. It is very useful and just plain interesting.
Apr 25, 2007
This book is an architect's "bible" ... with complete attention to the natural order as it supports humankind's building and organization efforts, big and small, from beautiful town layouts that provide sane, smooth, and supportive living ... to the details of pathway patterns within a home for people and the sun. The range of topics is wonderful ... a fascinating learning tool.
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