The Nature of Order: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe. 4 Volume Set
Berkeley: The Center for Environmental Structure, (2002).
A revolutionary perspective on our world and the way we build which considers three vital elements: science, beauty and grace, and intuitions about everyday life. Alexander explores the structures present in all order - from microorganisms and mountain ranges to good houses and vibrant communities. In four volumes:
- Book One: The Phenomenon of Life
- Book Two: The Process of Creating Life
- Book Three: A Vision of a Living World
- Book Four: The Luminous Ground
7-3/4 x 11-1/16”, blue cloth, x, 476pp, xviii, 636, xi, 697pp, x, 355pp, fully illus.
Clean of owner's marks, bit of sun-fading to edges of cloth all four volumes, bit of bumping extreme corners, of boards, very good in dust wrappers and protective mylar. Dust wrappers of Books Two and Four are near fine, dust wrappers of Books One & Three show modest edge-wear and Book One has a 2-1/4" tape repaired tear at front spine fold.