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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Audiobook

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place Audiobook


by Jon Krakauer

  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 31 mins
  • Release date: 02-27-18
  • Language: English

Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like a cocoon, shapes a building from the inside out. 

With trademark rigor, nuance, and insight, Krakauer powerfully draws us into Alexander’s singular vision of human-centered design – one in which people reclaim control over their built environment.

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Jon Krakauer




31 mins

Narrated by

Scott Brick

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