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Christopher Alexander

the search for a new paradigm in architecture

by Stephen Grabow

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Oriel Press in Stocksfield, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander, Christopher,
  • Architecture -- Environmental aspects,
  • Architects -- Psychology

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 229-237.

    Statementby Stephen Grabow.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNA997.A57 G7 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 306 p., L p. of plates :
    Number of Pages306
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2882308M
    ISBN 100853621993
    LC Control Number84105625


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