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A Pattern Language

Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Christopher Alexander

At the core of A Pattern Language is the philosophy that in designing their environments people always rely on certain ‘languages,’ which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a formal system which gives them coherence.This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable m...
Publish Date
December 31
First Published in 1977
Goodreads rating
Jan 15, 2019
@arnej247365 Great book.      source
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I’m not a visual person, but this book taught me to see the world around me in an entirely new way.      source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization      source
The author is a writer and a thinker about architecture and about how we build.      source