The Linz Cafe by Christopher Alexander
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New York, Oxford University Press (1981) First Edition. Book Condition: Fine. Jacket Condition: Fine. 94 pages. Richly illustrated in color & b/w photos, as well as hand drawn illustrations and building plans. A scarce volume of the "Pattern Language" series, The Linz Cafe chronicles the planning, building and use of an experimental cafe built by Alexander using Pattern Language principles. Text in English and German.
"Here for the first time, Christopher Alexander describes a single building, commissioned by the organizers of the 1980 summer exhibition 'Forum Design' in Linz, Austria, with the explicit intention of allowing him to express his ideas, concepts, feelings and philosophy, in a single building."