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ISBN: 0195019199 / ISBN-13: 9780195019193

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

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  • A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Oxford University Press, USA) – Hardcover (1977)
    by Christopher Alexander

    A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA
    1977
    English
    1,216 pages

    ISBN: 0195019199
    ISBN-13: 9780195019193

    You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely ... Show more

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Reviews of A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Janos K

Important

by Janos K on 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.

Silke P

makes one a bit wonder but it is very fitting...

by Silke P on Apr 8, 2012

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

ItsAmy

Fabulous Resource

by ItsAmy on 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.

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Stoney

Timeless architecture

by Stoney on 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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