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ACTION & PRACTICE : A Generative Code for Neighborhoods
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THE NATURE OF ORDER

The capacity to generate life in a neighborhood, comes from issues that are discussed in the four volumes of The Nature of Order. We strongly suggest that you make yourself familiar with the materials in these books, in order to get a solid foundation for the use of generative code, and for the ability to make buildings which please people.

BOOK 1: THE PHENOMENON OF LIFE
Book 1 sets out the geometric structure of wholeness in the physical world, and in neighborhoods and buildings in particular. It shows what physical qualities things -- buildings, streets, gardens -- need in order to interact successfully with one another, and in order to form successful wholes. To purchase

BOOK 2: THE PROCESS OF CREATING LIFE
Book 2 sets out an outline theory of unfolding: the necessary processes which allow living geometry to be formed. It defines the background of the processes needed to make healthy buildings, outdoor space, and neighborhoods. To purchase

BOOK 3: A VISION OF A LIVING WORLD
Book 3 sets out examples at almost every scale of plans and buildings -- showing case studies of actual cases in which one can trace the use of living processes, see how they were implemented, and then see how they led to buildings and neighborhoods which are ecologically sound, life-giving and habitable. To purchase

BOOK 4: THE LUMINOUS GROUND
Book 4 describes the deep cosmological structure in things and processes, which is responsible for the human connection to the world that successful, living neighborhoods all have. It describes the origin of the spiritual dimension in our built neighborhoods, and in works of art, in terms which give you a solid underpinning for action in these difficult realms. To purchase

BOOKSHOP

To buy any of the four books, visit our online bookstore. Discounts are available. A Vision of a Living World is possibly the best starting point for practical work in building successful neighborhoods. The Nature of Order provides much of the intellectual background for this website. Published by Center of Environmental Structure Publishing, Berkeley, California, four volumes, 2001 to 2005.


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