A Pattern Language
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Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2018-09-20
ISBN 10 : 0190050357
Pages : 123 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 10 reviews
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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.

A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

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

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A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander

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

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A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

Two hundred and fifty-three 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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A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

by Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros

The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the

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A Pattern Language

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Liberating Voices

by Douglas Schuler

A new model for social change, integrating theory and practice, that shows howinformation and communication can be used to address urgent social and environmental problemscollaboratively.

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The Timeless Way of Building

by Christopher Alexander

This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

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The Oregon Experiment

by Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander,Murray Silverstein,Shlomo Angel,Sara Ishikawa,Danny Abrams

Details the master architectural design plan currently being implemented at the University of Oregon, illustrating the participation of all members of a small community in the designing of their own environment

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Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

by Frank Buschmann,Kevin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt

The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent

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A Pattern Language For Composing Music

by Thomas Schlechte

Do you wish to become a composer of music?Are you a trained classical musician, but having difficulties to compose your own stuff?Or are you interested in making music, and do not really know where to start?If this is your story, A Pattern Language for Composing Music is for you.A Pattern is a simple principle which shows you how to turn the building blocks of music into a unique piece of music by piecemeal variations. A Pattern

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A Pattern Language

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

Two hundred and fifty-three 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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Designing Distributed Control Systems

by Veli-Pekka Eloranta,Johannes Koskinen,Marko Leppänen,Ville Reijonen

Designing Distributed Control Systems presents 80 patterns for designing distributed machine control system software architecture (forestry machinery, mining drills, elevators, etc.). These patterns originate from state-of-the-art systems from market-leading companies, have been tried and tested, and will address typical challenges in the domain, such as long lifecycle, distribution, real-time and fault tolerance. Each pattern describes a separate design problem that needs to be solved. Solutions are provided, with consequences and trade-offs. Each solution will enable piecemeal growth of the design. Finding

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A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

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Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

by Dragos-Anton Manolescu,Markus Voelter,James Noble

The long awaited fifth volume in a collection of key practices for pattern languages and design.

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Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects

by Douglas C. Schmidt,Michael Stal,Frank Buschmann,Hans Rohnert

Designing application software to run in distributed and concurrent environments is a challenge facing software developers. These patterns form the basis of a pattern language that address issues of distribution, concurrency and networking.

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Patterns of Home

by Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow

Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

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A City is Not a Tree

by Christopher Alexander

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