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A New Theory of Urban Design - Alexander, Christopher
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The venerable cities of the past, such as Venice or Amsterdam, convey a feeling of wholeness, an organic unity that surfaces in every detail, large and small, in restaurants, shops, public gardens, even in balconies and ornaments. But this sense of wholeness is lacking in modern urban design, with architects absorbed in problems of individual structures, and city planners preoccupied with local ordinances, it is almost impossible to achieve. In this groundbreaking volume, architect and planner Christopher Alexander ...

A New Theory of Urban Design 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195037531