Christopher W. Alexander


Born
in Vienna, Austria
October 04, 1936


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A Pattern Language: Towns, ...

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The Timeless Way of Building

4.34 avg rating — 1,845 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
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Notes on the Synthesis of Form

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The Phenomenon of Life

4.43 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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A New Theory of Urban Design

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The Oregon Experiment

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The Process of Creating Life

4.42 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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The Luminous Ground

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A Vision of a Living World

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The Battle for the Life and...

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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

“light on two sides” was a tenet of the old Beaux Arts design tradition.)”
Christopher W. Alexander, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction



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