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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.
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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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