A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, and Murray Silverstein


Curator Reviews

Alice Waters

Who needs a big place to live in? You need a front porch, you need a busy street, you need neighbors to say hello and goodnight to, and you need a bedroom to restore yourself. This is a book you can open on any page. You might find a drawing of the narrow streets of Ethiopia, or a chapter titled, "Dancing in the Streets", which is something people have done forever.

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