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Theory of architecture

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

    Alexander proposes a scientific view of the world in which all space-matter has perceptible degrees of life and sets this understanding of order as an intellectual basis for a new architecture. He introduces the concept of living structure and defines the fifteen properties from which, according to his observations, all wholeness is built. Learn More
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  2. The Nature of Order, Book 2: The Process of Creating Life

    Alexander presents a living world that is of necessity generated by processes to create locally adapted spontaneous structure. He shows us how to do for buildings and cities what DNA does for grass on hills and trees in forests: allowing each thing to become what it needs to be, as it arises from its own circumstances. Learn More
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  3. The Nature of Order, Book 4: The Luminous Ground

    Includes hundreds of photographic examples of buildings, public places, streets, rooms and gardens, most built by Alexander and his colleagues, in a great variety of cultures, showing how buildings and details governed by living process will be connected to human feeling, and what shape they must have. Learn More
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  4. The Nature of Order, Book 3: A Vision of A Living World

    Includes hundreds of photographic examples of buildings, public places, streets, rooms and gardens, most built by Alexander and his colleagues, in a great variety of cultures, showing how buildings and details governed by living process will be connected to human feeling, and what shape they must have. Learn More
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  5. The Nature of Order, Four-Volume Set

    In the four books in The Nature of Order, Alexander constructs an entirely new cosmology, grounded in the latest scientific knowledge, and integrating the perennial wisdom of the centrality of human experience and values. In this way, he reunifies for the field of architecture the 400-year old split of Body (structure) and Soul (feeling). Learn More
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  6. Visuality for Architects

    Dramatic breakthroughs in philosophy and psychology over the past two decades have shown us that human visuality functions for the most part independently of conceptual thinking and language. This book examines the ways in which new theories of human visuality create a different understanding of architectural design, practice, and education. Learn More
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  7. The Architecture of Change

    Offers a collection of articles that demonstrates the power of the human spirit to transform the environments in which we live. This inspiring book profiles people who refused to accept that things couldn't change, who saw the possibility of making something better and didn't hesitate to act. Learn More
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  8. Illustrated Glossary of Southern African Architectural Terms

    This glossary is based on the premise that you cannot understand the culture of a people unless you have a grasp of the nuances and hidden meanings of their language and brings together in one single volume the terminologies that are used by southern Africa's rural builders. Learn More
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  9. Barns and Portrait Paintings

    Artist George Dombek's fascination with barns began in 1970s Florida, and he has returned to the subject often in the decades since. For this most recent series, Dombek traveled over a three-year period to remote pastures in all seventy-five Arkansas counties. The barns he found were perhaps unremarkable in themselves but Dombek's interpretations reveal an intricacy of character that's no less diverse than that of human portraiture. Learn More
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  10. Analogy and Design

    Analogical thought is fundamental to creativity. The use of analogy can help to solve problems, make connections between disciplines, and use those relations to form solutions. In this study, Andrea Ponsi considers the role of analogical thought in architectural design. Ponsi considers the history of architecture through a series of examples that demonstrate the value of analogy as both creative technique and didactic tool. Learn More
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  11. Architectural Body

    Artist-architects Arakawa and Madeline Gins demonstrate the interconnectedness of innovative architectural design, the poetic process and philosophical enquiry. Their book promotes a deliberate use of architecture and design in dealing with the blight of the human condition. Learn More
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  12. A Field Guide to the Vernacular Buildings of the San Antonio Area

    The rich, multicultural heritage of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country provide the backdrop for this first comprehensive guide to the culturally significant vernacular buildings of this diverse and historic region: structures designed and constructed by the people who used them rather than by professional architects or builders. Learn More
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  13. 13 Ways of Looking at Architectural Theory

    A hands-on tool for use in the investigative processes of architectural thinking, writing and drawing, and a useful supplement to main textbooks. This text enhances the learning experience by successfully combining the theories that are the foundation of architectural study, and the poetry behind the architectural process. Learn More
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  14. Building the Past

    This comprehensive examination of sites in the Ohio Valley integrates structural engineering and wood science technology into the toolkit of archaeologists. Presenting the most current research on structures from pre-European contact, Building the Past allows archaeologists to expand their interpretations from simply describing postmold patterns to more fully envisioning the complex construction of critical locations. Learn More
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  15. The Hand and the Soul

    Includes essays that explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process - a concern for the environment or for social justice - relate to the beauty of our buildings, cities, and artworks. This book presents a range of viewpoints and does not ignore the perils of an easy association of ethics and aesthetics. Learn More
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  16. Dark Writing

    We do not see empty figures and outlines; we do not move in straight lines. Everywhere we are surrounded by dapple; the geometry of our embodied lives is curviform. But nowhere in the language of cartography and design do these ordinary experiences appear. This book argues that this is a serious omission because they are designs on the world. Learn More
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