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The Luminous Ground: The Nature of Order: Book 4: an Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe

The Luminous Ground: The Nature of Order: Book 4: an Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe

Hardback The Nature of Order, Book 4

By (author) Christopher Alexander

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  • Publisher: Center for Environmental Structure
  • Format: Hardback | 356 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 274mm x 18mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0972652949
  • ISBN 13: 9780972652940
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, (some colour ) maps, (some colour ), portraits, (some colour )
  • Sales rank: 241,971

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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 matter.

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Christopher Alexander is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, architecture, builder and author of many books and technical papers. He is the winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, and after 40 years of teaching is professor Emeritus and the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of contents

Part One  1. Our Present Picture of the Universe  2. Clues from the History of Art  3. The Existence of an 'I'  4. The Ten Thousand Beings  5. The Practical Matter of Forging a Living Center  Mid-Book Appendix: Recapitulation of the Argument  Part Two  6. The Blazing One  7. Color and Inner Light  8. The Goal of Tears  9. Making Wholeness Heals the Maker  10. Pleasing Yourself  11. The Face of God