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Books on Building Architecture

 

The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order, Book 1 Alexander, Christopher, The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order Part 1, Center for Environmental Structure, 2003.
The Process of Creating Life: The Nature of Order, Book 2 Alexander, Christopher, The Process of Creating Life: The Nature of Order Part 2, Center for Environmental Structure, 2003.
A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order, Book 3 Alexander, Christopher, A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order Part 3, Center for Environmental Structure, 2004.

The Timeless Way of Building

Alexander, Christopher, The Timeless Way of Building, Oxford University Press, 1979.

A Pattern Language : Towns, Buildings, Construction  (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Alexander, Christopher, A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Oxford University Press, 1977.
Alexander, Christopher, H. Neis, A. Anninou, I. King, A New Theory of Urban Design, Oxford University Press, 1987.
  Alexander, Christopher, H. Neis, A. Anninou, I. King, A New Theory of Urban Design, Oxford University Press, 1987.
Brand, Stewart, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built, Penguin, 1994.
Patterns of Home : The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design Jacobson, Max, Murray Silverstein, and Barbara Winslow, Patterns of Home: The Ten Essentials of Enduring Design, Taunton, (hardcover) 2002; paperback (2005)
Kidder, Tracy, House, Avon, 1985.
Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail Levy, Matthys, Mario Salvadori, and Kevin Woest, Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail, W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition,1994.

Comment: Written for the "young adult," but wouldn't it be great if we had this kind of analysis for Software Architecture?

Engineering the City Levy, Matthys and Richard Panchyk, Engineering the City: How Infrastructure Works, Chicago Review Press, 2000.

Comment: Written for the "young adult," but nice explanation of basic principles and useful as a source of metaphors for Enterprise Architecture and System Architecture.

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects Salvadori, Mario, The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers and Architects, Chicago Review Press, 1990.

Comment: Introductory text, but nice explanation of basic principles and useful as a source of metaphors for Software Architecture and architectural mechanisms.

Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture Mario Salvadori, and Why Buildings Stand Up, W. W. Norton & Company; Reissue edition, 2002.

Comment: Written for the "young adult," but wouldn't it be great if we had this kind of analysis for Software Architecture?

Van Der Meer, Ron, D. Sudjic, The Architecture Pack: A Unique, Three-Dimensional Tour of Architecture over the Centuries: What Architects Do, How They Do It, and the Great Buildings They Have Given Us Around the World, Knopf, 1997.

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