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    A New Theory of Urban Design (Center for Environmental Structure) (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Alexander, By (author) Hajo Neis, By (author) Artemis Anninou, By (author) Ingrid King

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    DescriptionIn this radical new look at the theory and practice of urban design, Christopher Alexander asks why our modern cities so often lack a sense of natural growth, and suggests a set of rules and guidelines by which we can inject that 'organic' character back into our High Streets, buildings, and squares. At a time when so many of Britain's inner cities are undergoing, or are in need of, drastic renovation, Christopher Alexander's detailed account of his own experiments in urban-renewal in San Francisco makes thought-provoking reading.


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    Title
    A New Theory of Urban Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Alexander, By (author) Hajo Neis, By (author) Artemis Anninou, By (author) Ingrid King
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 424 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195037531
    ISBN 10: 0195037537
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    BIC subject category V2: AMVD
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/URBAN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    B&T Approval Code: A32303020
    DC22: 711/.4/01
    LC classification: NA9031 .N48 1987
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 711.401
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC19: 711.40979461
    LC classification: NA9031.N48
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.6.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AMVD
    Illustrations note
    20 halftones, 90 line illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    25 February 1988
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christopher Alexander is Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Environmental Structure
    Review quote
    'immensely compelling ... It is simply written and illustrated, successfully avoiding the opaque jargon and pretentious gloss often found in such publications. It is a welcome addition to the tiny body of literature on urban design and an essential addition to the 'elbow libraries' of students and practitioners.' Francis Tibbalds, RIBA Journal 'is of great value in continuing a major process extending back over twenty years' David Gosling, University of Sheffield, Town Planning Review
    Back cover copy
    It presents a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which has, at its core, that age old process by which the people of a society have always pulled the order of their world from their own being- its forms, in essence, the basis for a new traditional post-industrial architecture created by the people.