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  • The Nature of Order (4 volume set)

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    Christopher Alexander's four volume masterwork, the result of twenty-seven years of research, considers three vital perspectives: a scientific perspective; a perspective based on beauty and grace; a commonsense perspective based on intuitions and everyday life.This ground breaking work allows us to…

    Hardback – 2005-03-08
    Routledge

  • A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order, Book 3

    An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    In Book Three of this four-volume work, Alexander presents hundreds of his own buildings and those of his contemporaries who have used methods consistent with the theory of living process.Containing nearly seven hundred pages of projects which have been built and planned in a number of&…

    Hardback – 2005-03-08
    Routledge

  • Urban Culture

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is…

    Hardback – 2004-07-22
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

  • The Process of Creating Life: The Nature of Order, Book 2

    An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    Christopher Alexander's masterwork, the result of 27 years of research, considers three vital perspectives: a scientific perspective; a perspective based on beauty and grace; a commonsense perspective based on our intuitions and everyday life.…

    Hardback – 2004-07-15
    Routledge

  • The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order, Book 1

    An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    In Book One of this four-volume work, Alexander describes a scientific view of the world in which all space-matter has perceptible degrees of life, and establishes this understanding of living structures as an intellectual basis for a new architecture.He identifies fifteen geometric properties…

    Hardback – 2004-07-15
    Routledge

  • The Luminous Ground: The Nature of Order, Book 4

    An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Alexander

    Book Four presents a new cosmology that arises from the careful study of architecture and art, and above all from the practice of the arts. It is a cosmology which places the I, our experience of self, as the linking stem that unites each individual with the whole, connecting consciousness and…

    Hardback – 2004-07-15
    Routledge

  • Material Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Buchli

    Material culture is the study of material products of human manufacturing processes, or 'the history of things'. Since material culture studies re-emerged within Anglo-American archaeology and anthropology in the late 1960s, this field of study has spread to a variety of other disciplines including…

    Hardback – 2004-04-22
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

  • The Post-Byzantine Monuments of the Pontos

    A Source Book, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Bryer, David Winfield, Selina Ballance

    This volume makes available a unique record of the post-Byzantine architecture and buildings - churches primarily, but also monasteries, bridges and schools - of the Pontos, the north-eastern coastlands of Anatolia. The region enjoyed two great periods of prosperity, first expressed in the richness…

    Hardback – 2002-05-03
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Structure in Architecture

    History, Design and Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Rowland J. Mainstone

    All buildings must stand. An adequate structure was as necessary for the simplest primitive hut as it is for the tallest or widest-spanning modern building. However, this requirement became more difficult to satisfy as designers became more adventurous and the experience already gained became…

    Hardback – 1999-11-24
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Form, Style and Meaning in Byzantine Church Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Hans Buchwald

    Using detailed analyses of individual buildings as a point of departure, Professor Buchwald here examines various approaches to Byzantine architectural forms, and raises questions concerning the use of stylistic and other forms of analysis. One group of articles focuses on stylistic currents in…

    Hardback – 1999-11-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Early Urban Planning: 1870-1940

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard LeGates, Frederic Stout

    This set is a carefully balanced selection of writings representing some of the most important currents in the thought of city and regional planning during the period 1870-1940 when urban planning emerged as a serious disciplinary field.The set consists of eight key books from this period,…

    Hardback – 1998-02-12
    Routledge

  • Studies in Arabian Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Paolo M. Costa

    Based on extensive architectural and archaeological research, these papers present a series of studies on the art, buildings, settlement patterns, and land use in Iraq, Yemen and Oman, from the pre-Islamic period to modern times. Many of the monuments and sites were studied here for the first time…

    Hardback – 1994-11-24
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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