Notes on the Synthesis of Form

Notes on the Synthesis of Form

by Christopher Alexander
     
 

"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory on the process of design.See more details below

Overview

"These notes are about the process of design: the process of inventing things which display new physical order, organization, form, in response to function." This book, opening with these words, presents an entirely new theory on the process of design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674627512
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
07/07/2008
Series:
Harvard Paperbacks Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
723,243
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Need for Rationality

Part One

2. Goodness of Fit

3. The Source of Good Fit

4. The Unselfconscious Process

5. The Selfconscious Process

Part Two

6. The Program

7. The Realization of the Program

8. Definitions

9. Solution

Epilogue

Appendix 1. A Worked Example

Appendix 2. Mathematical Treatment of Decomposition

Notes

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