A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

Category: Book
By (author): Alexander, Christopher
Series: Center For Environmental Structure
Subject:  ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
  ARCHITECTURE / Design, Drafting, Drawing & Presentation
  ARCHITECTURE / General
  ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: August 1977
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 1216
Size: 7.39in x 5.58in x 1.91in
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From The Publisher*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.
Review Quote*"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
Review Quote*"A classic. A must read!"--T. Colbert, University of Houston
Review Quote*"The design student's bible for relativistic environmental design."--Melinda La Garce, Southern Illinois University
Review Quote*"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
Review Quote*"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
Biographical NoteChristopher Alexander, winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, is an architect and builder who has built in many countries. He is also Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Environmental Structure.