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Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Will Szal - Goodreads

Background and Overview "A Pattern Language" is exactly as the title describes. The book is a language for describing and organizing patterns. It presents 253 patterns from large [on the scale of ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

People have been heaping superlatives on this book for decades, and they all seem warranted to me. People and the structures and systems (patterns) they create are co-reproductive, which is to say ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Nathan Titus - Goodreads

wow, lots, of information, lots of research, you can really tell that this book was a labor of love. Much in here is simultainously revoluitionary, new, and plain common sence. I almost took off 1 ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Scott Moonen - Goodreads

This has long been on my must-read list, partly because someday we'd like to build our own house, but also partly because of Alexander's surprising influence on computer science via folks like Ward ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Tenaya - Goodreads

Amazing design book! I loved it. I just wish I could afford to buy it and refer to it all the time. Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Tony Grosinger - Goodreads

Interesting, but extremely long. It also seemed like the whole book would never apply to everyone. Some people would like the parts about constructing houses, others would like parts about designing cities, etc, but no one would really be fully engaged by the whole book. Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Sean Conner - Goodreads

The literal instruction manual for designing the built space. It changed my life, and the way we live in our spaces. Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

There are some scattered gems in this book that could be very interesting for the average reader just looking to dabble in planning or architecture, however, it's really not worth the effort. Most of ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Andrew Rodda - Goodreads

A text I quote from on a regular basis. Still relevant. Do not consider the examples at face value, this book is more than just creating vernacular euro-centric buildings. The design cues, (or should ... Read full review

Review: A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction

User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

Anyone interested in understanding and using. Common language to create a home, a garden or a neighbourhood should really consider reading this book. Amazing. It speaks to me of the kind of work Sarah Susanka does in her 'Not so Big House' series. Read full review


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