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A Pattern Language
A Pattern Language Towns, Buildings, Construction By Alexander, Christopher Book - 1977

Densely packed with information that has been arranged into a complete philosophy for planning, designing, and even using space that is well researched and documented. A great resource for those interested in exploring the meanings and reasoning behind architectural layout, organization, and the rules it follows. However, seeing as this book is some 30 years old, it feels somewhat dated and does not address some more modern architectural thought processes. It can also seem overbearing and too prescriptive at times. The authors tread a fine line between being too 'all encompassing' and being too vague. Can a book really tell you how to design anything, no matter where you are, from 'metropolis to room'?

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