Oblong 4to. Blue cloth, with gilt spine titles. 243 pages, with Bibliography and Index. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographic images, drawings, and plans. No names or marks. In illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact). A crisp, as new copy of the first printing of Brand's now classic text. Bookseller Inventory # 2596
Title: HOW BUILDINGS LEARN: What Happens After ...
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: fine
Edition: First printing.
Book Description Viking Penguin, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good +. Oblong Sm 4to. Navy blue cloth, with gilt spine titles. 243 pages, with Appendix, Index, and Bibliography. With b/w photographic images, drawings, and plans. SIGNED by Stewart Brand on the title page. Scattered light pencil underlining. In illustrated dust-jacket (with price intact). First edition, first printing [with full number line]. Bookseller Inventory # 2329
Book Description Viking Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. WRITTEN TEXT UNMARKED, previous owner gift inscription on front endpaper Size: Oblong 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 020251
Book Description Viking Adult, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Brand was Creator of The Whole Earth Catalog. This book on buildings asks the question why so many buildings punish and restrict us because almost none of them adapt well. In real use, buildings need to adapt because their uses are constantly changing. All buildings are predictions, and yet more high-style buildings are designed not to change, not to accommodate new use. A good portion of how buildings learn will be a natural history of how buildings change with time and what things work to make buildings adapt gracefully, what building layouts allow easy redefinition of space and building code considerations that permit remodelling. This practical book aims to integrate all the different aspects of the fragmented design and construction process, so that buildings can be seen as embodying a functional, yet aesthetic and capacious vision, not the conflicts, compromises and conveniences of clients, architects, engineers and contractors, all working in their interests, not the buildings. Blue cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. Author's signature on title page. There is no other writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. Signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 031756
Book Description Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by the author with date. Stuart Brand was the creator of the Whole Earth Catalog. Clean bright copy in crisp jacket. First couple of pages with a trace of vertical fold. Profusely illustrated. Heavy and oversize. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 031285