Item #CNJL2400 A Pattern Language; Towns, Buildings, Construction. Sara Ishikawa Christopher Alexander, Murray Silverstein, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King Max Jacobson, Shlomo Angel.
A Pattern Language; Towns, Buildings, Construction

A Pattern Language; Towns, Buildings, Construction

New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 1215 pp. Near fine / Near fine. Item #CNJL2400

From the front flap, "Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books (including 'A Pattern Language') which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices...[and] 'lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning'...This book provides a language...[and] 'Patterns' the units of this langage are answers to design problems."

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in maroon cloth over boards, gilt lettering stamped on spine, numerous graphs and reproductions of black and white photos throughout; octavo size (8" x 5 1/2"), pagination: [i-viii] ix-xliv [1] 1171. Dust jacket is unclipped with a red decoration and ruled border, lettering in black, with the original price of $47.50, summary of book is on front flap and continues onto back flap, followed by author bio, review blurbs on back panel.

___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright; lower front corner bumped, a few scattered spots of light soil on the binding, and some prior owner markings on the verso of the rear free endpaper. Dustjacket is near fine, unclipped with the original purchase price, minor overall edgewear, most noticeable at the top of the back flap with a 2mm closed tear.

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Price: $75.00