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  • Excellent on all counts. Nov 25, 2014
    by shannonvanwey

    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.
    What else would you expect from alibris.

  • Important Feb 13, 2013
    by Janos K

    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.

  • makes one a bit wonder but it is very fitting... Apr 8, 2012
    by Silke P

    lots and lots of helpful hints when renovating own home or building own house!!!

  • Fabulous Resource May 10, 2007
    by ItsAmy

    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.

  • Timeless architecture Apr 25, 2007
    by Stoney

    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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