The Process of Creating Life: Bk. 2

The Process of Creating Life: Bk. 2

Hardback The Nature of Order, Book 2

By (author) Christopher Alexander

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  • Publisher: Center for Environmental Structure
  • Format: Hardback | 636 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 216mm x 30mm | 1,658g
  • Publication date: 15 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 0972652922
  • ISBN 13: 9780972652926
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, (some colour ) maps, (some colour ), portraits, (some colour )
  • Sales rank: 203,499

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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.

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Table of contents

PART ONE: Structure-Preserving Transformations. 1. The Principle of Unfolding Wholeness. 2. Structure-Preserving Transformations. 3. Structure-Preserving Transformations in Traditional Society. 4. Structure-Destroying Transformations in Modern Society. INTERLUDE. 5. Living Process in the Modern Era: Twentieth-century Cases Where Living Process did Occur. PART TWO: Living Processes. 6. Generated Structures. 7. A Fundamental Differentiating Process. 8. Step-by-Step Adaptation. 9. Always Helping to Enhance the Whole. 10. Always Making Centers. 11. The Sequence of Unfolding. 12. Every Part Unique. 13. Patterns: Rules for Making Centers. 14. Deep Feeling. 15. Emerging of Formal Geometry. 16. Form Language. 17. Simplicity. PART THREE: A New Paradigm for Process in Society. 18. The Character of Process in Society. 19. Massive Process Difficulties. 20. The Spread of Living Processes Throughout Society. 21. The Architect in the Third Millennium. Appendix: Am Example of a Living Process: Building a House.