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A Pattern Language : Towns, Buildings, Construction - Christopher Alexander

A Pattern Language

Towns, Buildings, Construction

Hardcover

Published: 25th August 1977
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"Brilliant....Here's how to design or redesign any space you're living or working in--from metropolis to room. Consider what you want to happen in the space, and then page through this book. Its radically conservative observations will spark, enhance, organize your best ideas, and a wondrous home, workplace, town will result"--San Francisco Chronicle. This classic handbook presents a language which ordinary people can use to express themselves in their own communities or homes, and to better communicate with each other.

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Outstanding

5

We used it to help design our house (working with an architect). The masonry heater was an idea we took up and would never have heard of otherwise. We gave a copy to our son and daughter-in-law when they were house-hunting.

Brisbane, Australia

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Love these ideas

4

Fabulous reference book if you're planning to build or do a Renno. Lots of interesting suggestions that invite you to rethink current trends and go with tried and proved. Love this book and it's simplicity. only criticism is the lack of sources!

Adelaide

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"A wise old owl of a book, one to curl up with in an inglenook on a rainy day.... Alexander may be the closest thing home design has to a Zen master."--The New York Times "A classic. A must read!"--T. Colbert, University of Houston "The design student's bible for relativistic environmental design."--Melinda La Garce, Southern Illinois University "Brilliant....Here's how to design or redesign any space you're living or working in--from metropolis to room. Consider what you want to happen in the space, and then page through this book. Its radically conservative observations will spark, enhance, organize your best ideas, and a wondrous home, workplace, town will result."--San Francisco Chronicle "The most important book in architecture and planning for many decades, a landmark whose clarity and humanity give hope that our private and public spaces can yet be made gracefully habitable."--The Next Whole Earth Catalog

USING THIS BOOK A pattern language Summary of the language Choosing a language for your project The poetry of the language TOWNS Using the language Patterns BUILDINGS Using the language Patterns CONSTRUCTION Using the language Patterns ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ISBN: 9780195019193
ISBN-10: 0195019199
Series: Center for Environmental Structure Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1216
Published: 25th August 1977
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 14.6  x 4.6
Weight (kg): 0.93