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106728 0195024028 9780195024029 The Timeless Way of Building     552 Oxford University Press, USA 1979-08-23 In <i>The Timeless Way of Building</i> Christopher Alexander 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.<br /><br />He writes, “There is one timeless way of building. It is thousands of years old, and the same today as it has always been. The great traditional buildings of the past, the villages and tents and temples in which man feels at home, have always been made by people who were very close to the center of this way. It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form as the trees and hills, and as our faces are.”<br /><br /><i>The Timeless Way of Building</i> is the introductory volume to Alexander’s other works, <i>A Pattern Language</i> and <i>The Oregon Experiment</i>, in the Center for Environmental Structure series.<br />

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