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Published: 11 December 1975

202 Pages

ISBN: 9780195018240

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The Oregon Experiment

Christopher Alexander

Center for Environmental Structure Series

Volume 1, The Timeless Way of Building, lays the foundation of the series. It presents a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which forms the bsis for a new traditional post-industrial architecture, created by the people.

"Read it for inspiration; as a practicing planner, an educator, or a student, you cannot help but be challenged and stimulated by this book."--Dennis Michael Ryan, Journal of the American Planning Association

Volume 2, A Pattern Language, is a working document for such an architecture. It is an archetypal language which allows lay persons to design for themselves.

"I believe this to be perhaps the most important book on architectural design published this century. Every library, every school, every environmental action group, every architect, and every first-year student should have a copy."--Tony Ward, Architectural Design

Volume 3, The Oregon Experiment, shows how this theory may be implemented, describing a new planning process for the University of Oregon.

"The Oregon Experiment is perhaps this decade's best candidate for a permanently important book."--Robert Campbell, Harvard Magazine

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