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    ALEXANDER CENTERING

    From his early Notes of the Synthesis of Form, to the bestselling A Pattern Language, to the recent four-volume The Nature of Order, over several decades Christopher Alexander has pushed intellectual boundaries with integrative approaches to design theory. We are pleased to present this excerpt, formatted according to the original and unedited at the author's request, in which Alexander describes a design process from the 1980s using the terms of his own theoretical framework. Editor

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    ST. MARTINS ANEW

    Among all the great places of worship in London St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Southwark Cathedral, Temple Church one of the best known is St. Martin-in-the-Fields. It is situated on the edge of Trafalgar Square near the National Gallery of Art and Charing Cross Road.

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