A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order, Book 3 : An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe

A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order, Book 3 : An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe

Description

In book three of this four-volume work, Alexander presents hundreds of his own buildings and those of other contemporaries who have used methods consistent with the theory of living process Nearly seven hundred pages of projects, built and planned in many countries over a thirty-year period, illustrate the impact of living process on the world. The book provides the reader with an intuitive feel for the kind of world, its style and geometry, which is needed to generate living structure in the world and its communities, together with its ecological and natural character. The projects include public buildings, neighbourhoods, housing built by people for themselves, public urban space, rooms, gardens, ornament, colours, details of construction and construction innovation. The many buildings shown, and the methods need to design and build these buildings, define living structure in a practical way that can be understood and copied.


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Details

Author(s)
Christopher Alexander
Format
Hardback | 690 pages
Dimensions
193.55 x 280.92 x 35.31mm | 1,769g
Publication date
30 Apr 2005
Publisher
Center for Environmental Structure
Publication City/Country
California, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
illustrations, (some colour ) maps, (some colour ), portraits, (some colour )
ISBN10
0972652930
ISBN13
9780972652933
Bestsellers rank
257,729