A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Product Number: EB00710538
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525562740
Publisher: Vintage
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Here is Jon Krakauer's portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander's life and career, from his theories on a timeless "pattern language" that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like a cocoon, shapes a building from the inside out. With trademark rigor, nuance, and insight, Krakauer powerfully draws us into Alexander's singular vision of human-centered design-one in which people reclaim control over their built environment.

x-large
Author(s): Jon Krakauer
Original Publish Date: Jan 23, 2018

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Jon Krakauer
Narrator(s): Scott Brick
Product Number Z100127955
Released: Feb 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525595953

Sign up for our email newsletter