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michael shanser, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by michael shanser)
This book offers a unique approach to architecture and the effect that it has one your habits. I would highly recommend this book to anti wu teetered in designing their own home or just curious about why certain areas lead to feeling more productive.
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This book offers a unique approach to architecture and the effect that it has one your habits. I would highly recommend this book to anti wu teetered in designing their own home or just curious about why certain areas lead to feeling more productive.
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This is the BIBLE of conscientious design; an invaluable reference for architects, whether city planners or builders of garden sheds. The authors combine classic aesthetic themes from around the world with functional common sense and viable building materials to organize abundant points for consideration when designing spaces for human use. It is beautiful enough to read even if you are not currently planning any construction: inspiring, accessible and timeless.
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ISBN:
9780195019193
Author:
Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Alexander, Christopher
Author:
Null, Christopher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Symbolism in architecture
Subject:
Architecture | Theory
Subject:
Criticism; Aesthetics
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Theory and Criticism; Aesthetics
Subject:
Art & Architecture | Theory & Criticism; Aesthetics
Subject:
Architecture-Urban Planning
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
19770831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plates
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.7 x 2 in 2.15 lb

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Product details 1216 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780195019193 Reviews:
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns exist everywhere: in towns, buildings, pubs, offices, schools, houses, traffic patterns, gardens, living rooms — and even computer languages. Mr. Alexander writes about how to live a happier life. I want to marry him. Or, at the very least, live in his sun-filled, cozy house.

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