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A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-20
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780190050351
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977-08-25
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780199726530
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : 9780195019193
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Michael Mehaffy,Yulia Kryazheva,Andrew Rudd,Nikos Salingaros
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0578633647
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Summary : 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.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1979
  • Total pages :552
  • ISBN : 0195024028
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Summary : 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

The Oregon Experiment

The Oregon Experiment
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander,Murray Silverstein,Shlomo Angel,Sara Ishikawa,Danny Abrams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 0195018249
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Summary : 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
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : OCLC:246325081
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Liberating Voices

Liberating Voices
  • Author : Douglas Schuler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :604
  • ISBN : 9780262693660
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Summary : A new model for social change, integrating theory and practice, that shows how information and communication can be used to address urgent social and environmental problems collaboratively. In recent decades we have witnessed the creation of a communication system that promises unparalleled connectedness. And yet the optimistic dreams of Internet-enabled engagement and empowerment have faded in the face of widespread Internet commercialization. In Liberating Voices, Douglas Schuler urges us to unleash our collective creativity--social as well as technological--and develop the communication systems that are truly needed. Inspired by the vision and framework outlined in Christopher Alexander's classic 1977 book, A Pattern Language, Schuler presents a pattern language containing 136 patterns designed to meet these challenges. Using this approach, Schuler proposes a new model of social change that integrates theory and practice by showing how information and communication (whether face-to-face, broadcast, or Internet-based) can be used to address urgent social and environmental problems collaboratively. Each of the patterns that form the pattern language (which was developed collaboratively with nearly 100 contributors) is presented consistently; each describes a problem and its context, a discussion, and a solution. The pattern language begins with the most general patterns ("Theory") and proceeds to the most specific ("Tactics"). Each pattern is a template for research as well as action and is linked to other patterns, thus forming a single coherent whole. Readers will find Liberating Voices an intriguing and informative catalog of contemporary intellectual, social, and technological innovations, a practical manual for citizen activism, and a compelling manifesto for creating a more intelligent, sustainable, and equitable world.

A Theory of Architecture

A Theory of Architecture
  • Author : Nikos A. Salingaros
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-04-02
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture, useful for every architect: from first-year students, to those taking senior design studio, to graduate students writing a Ph.D. dissertation in architectural theory, to experienced practicing architects. It is very carefully written so that it can be read even by the beginning architecture student. The information contained here is a veritable gold mine of design techniques. This book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to human needs and sensibilities, yet independently of any particular style. Here is a unification of genuine architectural knowledge that brings a new clarity to the discipline. It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. Dr. Salingaros has experience in the organization of the built environment that few practicing architects have. The later chapters of this new book touch on very sensitive topics: what drives architects to produce the forms they build; and why architects use only a very restricted visual vocabulary. Is it personal inventiveness, or is it something more, which perhaps they are not even aware of? There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. The only other author who is capable of raising a similar degree of passion (and controversy) is Christopher Alexander, who happens to be Dr. Salingaros’ friend and architectural mentor. “Surely no voice is more thought-provoking than that of this intriguing, perhaps historically important, new thinker?” From the Preface by His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales “A New Vitruvius for 21st-Century Architecture and Urbanism?” Dr. Ashraf SalamaChair, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar “Architecture, Salingaros argues, is governed by universal and intuitively understood principles, which have been exemplified by all successful styles and in all civilizations that have left a record of themselves in their buildings. The solution is not to return to the classical styles… the solution is to return to first principles and build within their constraints… ” Dr. Roger Scruton Philosopher, London, UK “A fundamental text, among the most significant of the past several years.” Dr. Vilma Torselli Architect and Author, Milan, Italy “A Theory of Architecture demonstrates how mathematics and the social sciences offer keys to designing a humane architecture. In this brilliant tome Salingaros explains why many modern buildings are neither beautiful nor harmonious and, alternatively, how architects and patrons can employ scale, materials and mathematical logic to design structures which are exciting, nourishing, and visually delightful.” Duncan G. Stroik Professor of Architecture, University of Notre Dame, Indiana “Salingaros explores ways to clarify and formalize our understanding of aesthetic forms in the built environment, using mathematics, thermodynamics, Darwinism, complexity theory and cognitive sciences. Salingaros’ remarkable observations suggest that concepts of complexity and scale can someday provide a full-bodied explanation for both the practice and the appreciation of architecture.” Kim Sorvig Architecture & Planning, University of New Mexico See this book’s Wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Theory_of_Architecture Nikos A. Salingaros is an internationally known urbanist and architectural theorist who has studied the scientific bases underlying architecture for thirty years. Utne Reader ranked him as “One of 50 visionaries who are changing your world”, and Planetizen as 11th among “The top 100 urban thinkers of all time”. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centers

A Pattern Language which Generates Multi-service Centers
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1968
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006354628
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Designing Distributed Control Systems

Designing Distributed Control Systems
  • Author : Veli-Pekka Eloranta,Johannes Koskinen,Marko Leppänen,Ville Reijonen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-06-09
  • Total pages :500
  • ISBN : 9781118694152
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Summary : Designing Distributed Control Systems presents 80 patterns for designing distributed machine control system software architecture (forestry machinery, mining drills, elevators, etc.). These patterns originate from state-of-the-art systems from market-leading companies, have been tried and tested, and will address typical challenges in the domain, such as long lifecycle, distribution, real-time and fault tolerance. Each pattern describes a separate design problem that needs to be solved. Solutions are provided, with consequences and trade-offs. Each solution will enable piecemeal growth of the design. Finding a solution is easy, as the patterns are divided into categories based on the problem field the pattern tackles. The design process is guided by different aspects of quality, such as performance and extendibility, which are included in the pattern descriptions. The book also contains an example software architecture designed by leading industry experts using the patterns in the book. The example system introduces the reader to the problem domain and demonstrates how the patterns can be used in a practical system design process. The example architecture shows how useful a toolbox the patterns provide for both novices and experts, guiding the system design process from its beginning to the finest details. Designing distributed machine control systems with patterns ensures high quality in the final product. High-quality systems will improve revenue and guarantee customer satisfaction. As market need changes, the desire to produce a quality machine is not only a primary concern, there is also a need for easy maintenance, to improve efficiency and productivity, as well as the growing importance of environmental values; these all impact machine design. The software of work machines needs to be designed with these new requirements in mind. Designing Distributed Control Systems presents patterns to help tackle these challenges. With proven methodologies from the expert author team, they show readers how to improve the quality and efficiency of distributed control systems.

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

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Patterns for Concurrent and Networked Objects
  • Author : Douglas C. Schmidt,Michael Stal,Frank Buschmann,Hans Rohnert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-10-03
  • Total pages :633
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822028759850
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Summary : 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 Composing Music

A Pattern Language For Composing Music
  • Author : Thomas Schlechte
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-15
  • Total pages :266
  • ISBN : 1792938047
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Summary : 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

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

Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing
  • Author : Frank Buschmann,Kevin Henney,Douglas C. Schmidt
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-04-04
  • Total pages :636
  • ISBN : 0470065303
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Summary : 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.

A New Theory of Urban Design

A New Theory of Urban Design
  • Author : Christopher Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 9780195037531
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Summary : Suggests a new approach to urban design in which cities grow more organically, provides a set of seven basic principles, and offers an experimental redesign of a section of San Francisco

A UML Pattern Language

A UML Pattern Language
  • Author : Paul Evitts,Dion Hinchcliffe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :257
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050328098
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Summary : Social scientists, whether earnest graduate students or tenured faculty members, clearly know the rules that govern good writing. But for some reason they choose to ignore those guidelines and churn out turgid, pompous, and obscure prose. Distinguished sociologist Howard S. Becker, true to his calling, looks for an explanation for this bizarre behavior not in the psyches of his colleagues but in the structure of his profession. In this highly personal and inspirational volume he considers academic writing as a social activity. Both the means and the reasons for writing a thesis or article or book are socially structured by the organization of graduate study, the requirements for publication, and the conditions for promotion, and the pressures arising from these situations create the writing style so often lampooned and lamented. Drawing on his thirty-five years' experience as a researcher, writer, and teacher, Becker exposes the foibles of the academic profession to the light of sociological analysis and gentle humor. He also offers eminently useful suggestions for ways to make social scientists better and more productive writers. Among the topics discussed are how to overcome the paralyzing fears of chaos and ridicule that lead to writer's block; how to rewrite and revise, again and again; how to adopt a persona compatible with lucid prose; how to deal with that academic bugaboo, "the literature." There is also a chapter by Pamela Richards on the personal and professional risks involved in scholarly writing. In recounting his own trials and errors Becker offers his readers not a model to be slavishly imitated but an example to inspire. Throughout, his focus is on the elusive work habits that contribute to good writing, not the more easily learned rules of grammar and punctuation. Although his examples are drawn from sociological literature, his conclusions apply to all fields of social science, and indeed to all areas of scholarly endeavor. The message is clear: you don't have to write like a social scientist to be one.

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5

Pattern Languages of Program Design 5
  • Author : Dragos-Anton Manolescu,Markus Voelter,James Noble
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :596
  • ISBN : 9780321321947
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Summary : The long awaited fifth volume in a collection of key practices for pattern languages and design.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
  • Author : Christopher Alexander,Sara Ishikawa,Murray Silverstein
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1977
  • Total pages :1171
  • ISBN : 9780195019193
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Summary : 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
  • Author : M. Elish,Tim Hwang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-22
  • Total pages :52
  • ISBN : 1539033821
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Summary : 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.

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home
  • Author : Max Jacobson,Murray Silverstein,Barbara Winslow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 9781561585335
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Summary : 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.

Pattern Languages of Program Design

Pattern Languages of Program Design
  • Author : James O. Coplien,Douglas C. Schmidt,John M. Vlissides,Norman L. Kerth
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :562
  • ISBN : 0201607344
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Summary : The first conference on Pattern Languages of Program Design (PLoP)was a watershed event that gave a public voice to the software designpattern movement. Seventy software professionals from around theworld worked together to capture and refine software experience thatexemplifies the elusive quality called "good design." This volume isthe result of that work--a broad compendium of this new genre ofsoftware literature. Patterns are a literary form that take inspiration from literateprogramming, from a design movement of the same name in contemporaryarchitecture, and from the practices common to the ageless literatureof any culture. The goal of pattern literature is to help programmersresolve the common difficult problems encountered in design andprogramming. Spanning disciplines as broad as client/serverprogramming, distributed processing, organizational design, softwarereuse, and human interface design, this volume encodes designexpertise that too often remains locked in the minds of expertarchitects. By capturing these expert practices as problem-solutionpairs supported with a discussion of the forces that shape alternativesolution choices, and rationales that clarify the architects' intents, these patterns convey the essence of great software designs. 0201607344B04062001