A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

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OUP USA, Aug 17, 1978 - Architecture - 1216 pages
In this volume, 253 archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design.

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User Review  - JesseTheK - www.librarything.com

An excellent insightful taxonomy of building styles techniques and philosophies. Based on extensive research on vernacular architecture worldwide. 20th Century Books set in metal type that is very small and difficult to read. Would greatly benefit from a hyperlinked edition. Read full review

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User Review  - ex_ottoyuhr - www.librarything.com

There's something alarmingly Maoist about this book... but if you ignore its more despotic tendencies, you'll benefit a great deal. Its recommendations are (for the most part) (except when they ... Read full review

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