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The Resource A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction, Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel

A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction, Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel

Label
A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction
Title
A pattern language
Title remainder
towns, buildings, construction
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the core of the book is the point 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 a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. 'Patterns', the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of a the problem with an illustration, sand a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patters are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seems likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today"--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
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Alexander, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.A445 1977
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ishikawa, Sara
  • Silverstein, Murray
  • Jacobson, Max
  • Fiksdahl-King, Ingrid
  • Shlomo, Angel
Series statement
Center for Environmental Structure series
Series volume
v. 2
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  • Architecture
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • City planning
  • Architecture
  • Architectural design
  • Harmony (Aesthetics)
  • Architecture
  • Semiotics
Label
A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction, Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel
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Publication
Note
Companion volume to The timeless way of building and The Oregon experiment
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The timeless way of building--v.2. A pattern language--v.3. The Oregon experiment
Control code
ocm03132495
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xliv, 1171 pages
Isbn
9780195019193
Lccn
74022874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)3132495
Label
A pattern language : towns, buildings, construction, Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Shlomo Angel
Link
Publication
Note
Companion volume to The timeless way of building and The Oregon experiment
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. The timeless way of building--v.2. A pattern language--v.3. The Oregon experiment
Control code
ocm03132495
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xliv, 1171 pages
Isbn
9780195019193
Lccn
74022874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)3132495

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