Christopher W. Alexander

Christopher W. Alexander



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A Pattern Language: Towns, ...

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4.38 avg rating — 3,538 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
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The Timeless Way of Building

4.31 avg rating — 1,558 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Notes on the Synthesis of Form

3.97 avg rating — 458 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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The Phenomenon of Life

4.46 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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A New Theory of Urban Design

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4.11 avg rating — 169 ratings — published 1987
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The Oregon Experiment

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3.83 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1975
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The Process of Creating Life

4.41 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Luminous Ground

4.40 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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A Vision of a Living World

4.42 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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The Production of Houses

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4.15 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1985
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“Within this process, every individual act of building is a process in which space gets differentiated. It is not a process of addition, in which preformed parts are combined to create a whole, but a process of unfolding, like the evolution of an embryo, in which the whole precedes the parts, and actually gives birth to them, by splitting.”
Christopher W. Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building



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