Buy any Lifestyle Product worth Rs.1500 & get a Stylish Men's watch worth Rs 1500 FREE Use Coupon STUDENT15 & Get Additional 15% OFF On Competitive Books Use Coupon SCREEN15 & Get Additional 15% OFF On 'Script to Screen' Books Get Sony SHAKE-66D Mini HI-FI System at Lowest Price of Rs.58,565
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Hardcover)

By Author : Christopher Alexander , Murray Silverstein 
R 3,171 ($ 53.91) (£ 29.47)
24 %
R 4,173
[ R 1,002 Off ]




Imported Edition.
New & Used from sellers starting at

Ships in 5 - 7 Days. FREE Shipping in India
Check Delivery to my Area

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction Description

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction.
After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language.
At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people.
At the core of the books, too, 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 forma 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 the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

Book Details


Title: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Christopher Alexander , Murray Silverstein
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 0195019199
EAN: 9780195019193
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 1,216
Publish Date: 1977-8-25
Binding: Hardcover
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

Similar Items by Category

Planning  >  Architecture
Criticism  >  Architecture

Discussion : A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

See Discussion
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.

www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.
Sachin Tendulkar