WorldCat Identities

Alexander, Christopher 1936-

Works: 3 works in 15 publications in 3 languages and 508 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: TH4811, 690.837
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Alexander
The production of houses by Christopher Alexander( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an innovative thinker about building and planning, Christopher Alexander has attracted a devoted following. His seminal books--The Timeless Way of Building, A Pattern Language, the Oregon Experiment, and The Linz Café--defined a radical and fundamentally new process of environmental design. Alexander now gives us the latest book in his series--a book that puts his theories to the test and shows what sort of production system can create the kind of environment he has envisioned. The Production of Houses centers around a group of buildings which Alexander and his associates built in 1976 in northern Mexico. Each house is different and the book explains how each family helped to lay out and construct its own home according to the family's own needs and in the framework of the pattern language. Numerous diagrams and tables as well as a variety of anecdotes make the day-today process clear. The Mexican project, however, is only the starting point for a comprehensive theory of housing production. The Production of Houses describes seven principles which apply to any system of production in any part of the world for housing of any cost in any climate or culture or at any density. In the last part of the book, "The Shift of Paradigm," Alexander describes, in detail, the devastating nature of the revolution in world view which is contained in his proposal for housing construction, and its overall implications for deep-seated cultural change. --Publisher description
Note sulla sintesi della forma by Christopher Alexander( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhu zhai zhi zao by Christopher Alexander( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.46 for The produc ... to 0.98 for Note sulla ...)

Associated Subjects
The production of houses
Alternative Names
Alexander Chris 19..-.... politologue