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A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-09-20
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0190050357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1977-08-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0199726531
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN : 0195019199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions

A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions
Places, Networks, Processes

by Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780578633640
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 1977 book "A Pattern Language" was a landmark in the design world, introducing a methodology that has since become remarkably widespread and effective across many fields. Among them is software, where "design patterns" have since become an industry standard. Important spinoffs include peer-to-peer collaboration technologies like wiki - the basis of Wikipedia and related innovations - as well as Agile Methodology. Yet curiously, the one field where pattern methodology has lagged most conspicuously is the one where it began, the built environment. In part, the popular appeal of the 1977 book served to "freeze" the initial set of patterns, greatly slowing further peer-to-peer development in environmental design - contrary to the original authors' stated aims. As one remedy, we present here - in one of many more hoped-for future companion volumes to the original classic book - a new collection of 80 patterns for a new era of urban challenges, including rapid urbanization, slum upgrading, sustainable urbanism, [CUT: "new"] urban technologies, and new tools and strategies to meet these and other challenges. This new collection comes as a contribution to a five-year collaboration with UN-Habitat on implementation of the "New Urban Agenda," a framework document adopted by consensus by all 193 countries of the United Nations. However, there remains an urgent need to implement its humane aspirations, using tools and strategies grounded in research evidence, but also subject to revision, addition and refinement with new findings from new collaborators. This volume aims to meet that need - together with the launch of an online companion pattern "repository", available at npl.wiki. Both initiatives were developed in collaboration with Ward Cunningham, wiki inventor, and pioneer of pattern languages of programming as well as Agile Methodology. Both are meant to expand the capacity of pattern languages in support of a hopeful new era of open-source, human-centered, life-enriching technology.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices
A Pattern Language for Communication Revolution

by Douglas Schuler

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN : 0262195798
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new model for social change, integrating theory and practice, that shows howinformation and communication can be used to address urgent social and environmental problemscollaboratively.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building

by Christopher Alexander

  • Publisher : New York : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9780195024029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing

by Frank Buschmann,Kevin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-04-04
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 9780470065303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 of literature found in the POSA series. Such patterns relate to and are useful for distributed computing to a single language. The panel of experts provides you with a consistent and coherent holistic view on the craft of building distributed systems. Includes a foreword by Martin Fowler A must read for practitioners who want practical advice to develop a comprehensive language integrating patterns from key literature.

The Oregon Experiment

The Oregon Experiment

by Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander,Murray Silverstein,Shlomo Angel,Sara Ishikawa,Danny Abrams

  • Publisher : Center for Environmental Struc
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780195018240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Details the master architectural design plan currently being implemented at the University of Oregon, illustrating the participation of all members of a small community in the designing of their own environment

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
Towns, Buildings, Construction

by Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 1171
  • ISBN : 0195019199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two hundred and fifty-three archetypal patterns consisting of problem statements, discussions, illustrations, and solutions provide lay persons with a framework for engaging in architectural design

An Ai Pattern Language

An Ai Pattern Language

by M. Elish,Tim Hwang

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-09-22
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9781539033820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How are practitioners grappling with the social impacts of AI systems? In An AI Pattern Language, researchers M.C. Elish and Tim Hwang present a taxonomy of social challenges that emerged from interviews with a range practitioners working in the intelligent systems and AI industry. In the book, they describe these challenges and articulate an array of patterns that practitioners have developed in response. The inspirational frame (and title) for the project was the unique collection of architectural theory by Christopher Alexander's A Pattern Language (1977). For Alexander, the central problem is the built environment. As Elish and Hwang write, "While our goal here is not as grand as the city planner, we take inspiration from the values of equity and mutual responsibility, as well as the accessible form, found in A Pattern Language. Like Alexander's patterns, our document attempts to develop a common language of problems and potential solutions that appear in different contexts and at different scales of intervention." This collection is not intended to be comprehensive or prescriptive, but rather is an experiment in cataloguing and catalyzing. AI is not out of human control, and An AI Pattern Language calls attention to the ways in which humans make choices about the development and deployment of technology. This text was created in the spirit not of an answer, but of a question: how can we design the technological future in which we want to live'more urgent to examine real trends that will be realized within this decade.

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centres

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centres

by Christopher Alexander

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

by Dragos-Anton Manolescu,Markus Voelter,James Noble

  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 0321321944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The long awaited fifth volume in a collection of key practices for pattern languages and design.

Business Rules Management and Service Oriented Architecture

Business Rules Management and Service Oriented Architecture
A Pattern Language

by Ian Graham

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-02-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 047005980X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Business rules management system (BRMS) is a software tools that work alongside enterprise IT applications. It enables enterprises to automate decision-making processes typically consisting of separate business rules authoring and rules execution applications. This proposed title brings together the following key ideas in modern enterprise system development best practice. The need for service-oriented architecture (SOA). How the former depends on component-based development (CBD). Database-centred approaches to business rules (inc. GUIDES). Knowledge-based approaches to business rules. Using patterns to design and develop business rules management systems Ian Graham is an industry consultant with over 20 years. He is recognized internationally as an authority on business modelling, object-oriented software development methods and expert systems. He has a significant public presence, being associated with both UK and international professional organizations, and is frequently quoted in the IT and financial press.

Designing Distributed Control Systems

Designing Distributed Control Systems
A Pattern Language Approach

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 9781118694138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home
The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design

by Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow

  • Publisher : Taunton Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1561585335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

A City is Not a Tree

A City is Not a Tree
50th Anniversary Edition

by Christopher Alexander

  • Publisher : Sustasis Press/Off The Common Books
  • Release : 2017-08-07
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects

by Douglas C. Schmidt,Michael Stal,Frank Buschmann,Hans Rohnert

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • Release : 2000-10-03
  • Pages : 633
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Designing application software to run in distributed and concurrent environments is a challenge facing software developers. These patterns form the basis of a pattern language that address issues of distribution, concurrency and networking.

A Pattern Language for Web Usability

A Pattern Language for Web Usability

by Ian Graham

  • Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Despite the astronomical number of hours invested in developing Web sites, it is quite clear that the vast majority of them are difficult to use. To address this issue, the author developed a pattern language, which he named the Web usability pattern language, or wu, which enables these solutions to be linked into sequences. This book is the result of that workshop, showing the millions of Web professionals how to avoid common errors and create better sites.

A Pattern Language For Composing Music

A Pattern Language For Composing Music

by Thomas Schlechte

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-08-15
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9781792938047
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do you wish to become a composer of music?Are you a trained classical musician, but having difficulties to compose your own stuff?Or are you interested in making music, and do not really know where to start?If this is your story, A Pattern Language for Composing Music is for you.A Pattern is a simple principle which shows you how to turn the building blocks of music into a unique piece of music by piecemeal variations. A Pattern Language offers you ideas how to connect patterns and apply them to your own choices of notes. A Pattern Language for Composing Music offers 79 different patterns including short descriptions, simple pictures, hands-on examples, and inspiring relations to other patterns - all waiting to be combined and turned into something unprecedented by you! "A Pattern Language for Composing Music reminds me of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies, but with a pragmatic twist that offers realistic advice to a composer who needs to change the frame." - Chilly Gonzales - Canadian Pianist, Composer & Entertainer