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    The Process of Creating Life: Bk. 2 (The Nature of Order, Book 2) (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Alexander

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    DescriptionChristopher 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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    The Process of Creating Life: Bk. 2
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 636
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780972652926
    ISBN 10: 0972652922

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC008000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ARC010000
    DC22: 720.1
    LC classification: NA2500.A44
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QD
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, (some colour ) maps, (some colour ), portraits, (some colour )
    Center for Environmental Structure
    Imprint name
    Center for Environmental Structure
    Publication date
    15 July 2004
    Publication City/Country
    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.