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Later printing. Second in a series produced by the Center for Environmental Structure, Berkeley. By C. Alexander and others. 1171 pages. Bright, thick hardcover. Condition: near fine with near fine dust jacket. ISBN 0195019199.
Very Good in Very Good (-) jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. (USA) 12th printing. Owner's name, no othe rmarkings, Very Good in unclipped Good dus jacket with magic tape to head and foot of spine panel, several small edge faults. Redcloth, xliv, 1171pp. B&W photos and; line drawings. This is the second volume in the seminal works on architectural theory that came out of Berkely in the mid 1970s. This volume has about 250 archetypal patterns that apply to the design of houses, buildings, neighbourhoods, streets, gardens, spaces, etc. A heavy book. (2.5 JM FO 19/2.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. pp. xiiv, (2), 1171, "The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a "working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning, " A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design. "
Very good in very good dust jacket. Book is like new. The dust jacket has a small crease in the lower right corner with some minor crinkles along the edges. Sewn binding. Maroon cloth over boards with gold titles. 1171 p. Contains: B/W Illustrations and diagrams.
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.
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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