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The timeless way of building

Author: Christopher Alexander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1979.
Series: Center for Environmental Structure series, V. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Christopher.
Timeless way of building.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1979
(OCoLC)623126890
Named Person: Christopher Alexander
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Alexander
ISBN: 0195022483 9780195022483 9780195024029 0195024028
OCLC Number: 3016520
Description: xv, 552 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The timeless way --
The quality without a name --
Being alive --
Patterns of events --
Patterns of space --
Patterns which are alive --
The multiplicity of living patterns --
The quality itself --
The flower and the seed --
Our pattern languages --
Our pattern languages (cont.) --
The creative power of language --
The breakdown of language --
Patterns which can be shared --
The reality of patterns --
The structure of a language --
The evolution of a common language for a town --
The genetic power of language --
Differentiating space --
One pattern at a time --
Shaping one building --
Shaping a group of buildings --
The process of construction --
The process of repair --
The slow emergence of a town --
Its ageless character --
The kernel of the way.
Series Title: Center for Environmental Structure series, V. 1.
Responsibility: Christopher Alexander.
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This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture.

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This book is more a philosophy of life than an architectural commentary. David Abbott gave it to me some years ago and I constantly refer to it. It is full of wisdom and inspiration, written in Read more...

 
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