A Pattern Language

Written By Christopher Alexander
A Pattern Language
  • Publsiher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 25 August 1977
  • ISBN : 0199726531
  • Pages : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 10 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A Pattern Language written by Christopher Alexander which was release on 25 August 1977, this book published by Oxford University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1977-08-25
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to ...

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to ...

Engineering Simulations as Scientific Instruments A Pattern Language

Engineering Simulations as Scientific Instruments  A Pattern Language
  • Author : Susan Stepney,Fiona A.C. Polack
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Total pages : 355
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : This book describes CoSMoS (Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation), a pattern-based approach to engineering trustworthy simulations that are both scientifically useful to the researcher and scientifically credible to third parties. This approach emphasises three key aspects to this development of a simulation as a scientific instrument: the use of explicit ...

Pattern Illustrating Patterns A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating

Pattern Illustrating Patterns  A Pattern Language for Pattern Illustrating
  • Author : Takashi Iba,Iba Laboratory
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-06-27
  • Total pages : 106
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : Recently, the field of pattern language has been developing in various domains. Patterns are usually expressed in sentences, along with a visual expression. One of these expressions is called a "pattern illustration" because it expresses the essence of the pattern, includes characters that express human movements and feelings, and symbolically ...

Survival Language A Pattern Language for Surviving Earthquakes

Survival Language  A Pattern Language for Surviving Earthquakes
  • Author : Takashi Iba,Tomoki Furukawazono
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2015-06-17
  • Total pages : 92
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : Survival Language is a pattern language to provide individual survival techniques to use when a catastrophic earthquake occurs. The basis of this proposal comes from the problem that although countries like Japan have experienced numerous catastrophic earthquakes, preventable tragedies continue to be repeated. Survival Language presents 20 distinct patterns that show ...

Presentation Patterns A Pattern Language for Creative Presentations

Presentation Patterns  A Pattern Language for Creative Presentations
  • Author : Takashi Iba
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Total pages : 124
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : A Creative Presentation uses the knowledge and experience of the audience to inspire the realization of something new. Such a presentation can encourage the audience to realize and take action towards the future. However, as a presentation has limited words, how is such innovation possible? The secrets are scribed in ...

Learning Patterns A Pattern Language for Creative Learning

Learning Patterns  A Pattern Language for Creative Learning
  • Author : Takashi Iba
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : In Creative Learning, learner creates opportunities for learning by himself/herself by launching and implementing his/her own project, and learn through actively creating with others. How can such a Creative Learning be achieved? The secrets are scribed in this book. Learning Patterns presents 40 distinct patterns that show tips, methods, ...

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

Pattern Oriented Software Architecture  A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
  • Author : Frank Buschmann,Kevlin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-04-04
  • Total pages : 636
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : The eagerly awaited Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture (POSA) Volume 4 is about a pattern language for distributed computing. The authors will guide you through the best practices and introduce you to key areas of building distributed software systems. POSA 4 connects many stand-alone patterns, pattern collections and pattern languages from the existing body ...

A Pattern Language of Le Corbusier

A Pattern Language of Le Corbusier
  • Author : Hiroshi Nakano
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Total pages : 582
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : Download or read online A Pattern Language of Le Corbusier written by Hiroshi Nakano, published by which was released on 1981. Get A Pattern Language of Le Corbusier Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Total pages : 283
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : Download or read online A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers written by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein, published by which was released on 1968. Get A Pattern Language which Generates Multi service Centers Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Pattern Language for Game Design

Pattern Language for Game Design
  • Author : Christopher Barney
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-09
  • Total pages : 476
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : Chris Barney’s Pattern Language for Game Design builds on the revolutionary work of architect Christopher Alexander to show students, teachers, and game development professionals how to derive best practices in all aspects of game design. Using a series of practical, rigorous exercises, designers can observe and analyze the failures ...

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5
  • Author : Dragos-Anton Manolescu,Markus Voelter,James Noble
  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 596
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : The long awaited fifth volume in a collection of key practices for pattern languages and design....

Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems

Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
  • Author : Krzysztof Czarnecki,Ileana Ober,Jean-Michel Bruel,Axel Uhl,Markus Völter
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-09-22
  • Total pages : 921
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : MODELS2008wasthe11theditionoftheseriesofconferencesonModel-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems. The conference was held in Toulouse, France, during the week of September 28 to October 3, 2008. The local arran- ments were provided by the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). The conference program included three keynote presentations, technical - per presentations, two panels, ...

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming IV
  • Author : James Noble,Ralph Johnson,Uwe Zdun,Eugene Wallingford
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04
  • Total pages : 211
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : The Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming subline aims to publish papers on patterns and pattern languages as applied to software design, development, and use, throughout all phases of the software life cycle, from requirements and design to implementation, maintenance and evolution. The primary focus of this LNCS Transactions subline ...

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming II

Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming II
  • Author : Paris Avgeriou,James Noble,Neil B. Harrison,Ralph Johnson,Uwe Zdun
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-17
  • Total pages : 125
  • ISBN : 0199726531
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Summary : This book, the second in the Transactions on Pattern Languages of Programming series, presents five papers demonstrating techniques for applying patterns in industrial or research settings. Their content demonstrates the broadening diversity of the field....