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A New theory of urban design

Author: Christopher Alexander; Hajo Neis; Artemis Anninou; Ingrid F King
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Series: Center for Environmental Structure series, v. 6.
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New theory of urban design.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)574492821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Alexander; Hajo Neis; Artemis Anninou; Ingrid F King
ISBN: 0195037537 9780195037531
OCLC Number: 12752439
Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I : Theory. The idea of a growing whole ; The overriding rule ; The seven detailed rules of growth --
Part II : Experiment. --
Part III : Evaluation.
Series Title: Center for Environmental Structure series, v. 6.
Responsibility: Christopher Alexander [and others].
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