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The Architectural Pattern Book: A Tool for Building Great Neighborhoods

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This manual documents the revival of the traditional architectural pattern book as a means of implementing urban design.

From the firm that produced The Urban Design Handbook comes a practical guide to developing and using pattern books-a tradition stretching back to Vitruvius and Palladio, and the source of many beautiful houses-to design neighborhoods today. It describes techniques and working methods for contemporary development and construction processes.

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