13. Exemplars in Design

Pages from a Palestrina Mass copy in Bach’s own handStaatsbibliothek of Berlin

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. . . [T]he vast field of possibility can only be searched if you have some idea in advance of what you are looking for. Without prestructures of some kind, you cannot know where to look, or whether you have found what you are looking for. This again seems to justify architects in bringing past solutions and notions of style to bear on the search . . .

BILL HILLIER AND ALAN PENN[1995], “CAN THERE BE A DOMAIN-INDEPENDENT THEORY OF DESIGN?”

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