- Series: Center for Environmental Structure
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 19, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195037537
- ISBN-13: 978-0195037531
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.6 x 5.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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It presents a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which has, at its core, that age old process by which the people of a society have always pulled the order of their world from their own being- its forms, in essence, the basis for a new traditional post-industrial architecture created by the people.
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So, I re-bought it recently through Amazon and am delighted I re-added to my Christopher Alexander collection.
As a professional planner/urban designer/community 'instigator' I found this little book powerful in my own quest to bring about a new Progressive Movement -- community by community.
The way Alexander and his cohorts describe how to do this is in almost direct conflict with what I consider the wrong-headed economic realities of the last century, and we must figure out how to change those before we keep creating huge plastic developments that have the shelf life of a carton of milk and are destroying out planet.