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An edition of The Timeless Way of Building (1979)

The timeless way of building

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The theory of architecture implicit in our world today, Christopher Alexander believes, is bankrupt. More and more people are aware that something is deeply wrong. Yet the power of present-day ideas is so great that many feel uncomfortable, even afraid, to say openly that they dislike what is happening, because they are afraid to seem foolish, afraid perhaps that they will be laughed at.

Now, at last, there is a coherent theory which describes in modern terms an architecture as ancient as human society itself.

The Timeless Way of Building is the introductory volume in the Center for Environmental Structure series, Christopher Alexander presents in it 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.

Alexander writes, "There is one timeless way of building. It is thousands of years old, and the same today as it has always been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way. And as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form as the trees and hills, and as our faces are."—Publisher

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The timeless way of building
1979, Oxford University Press
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1979, Oxford University Press
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1979, Oxford University Press
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First Sentence

"There is one timeless way of building."

Edition Notes

Series
Center for Environmental Structure series -- vol.1
Copyright Date
1979

Classifications

Library of Congress
NA2500 .A45

The Physical Object

Format
hardcover
Pagination
xv, 552p
Number of pages
552
Weight
710 grams

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Open Library
OL19029499M
Internet Archive
timelesswayofbui0000alex_u9i8
ISBN 10
0195022483
LCCN
76042650
Library Thing
12304
Goodreads
1123858

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