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What words can be used to describe beautiful things?

Patterns are discovered, not invented.

To reach the quality without a name we must then build a living pattern language as a gate.

... the rich and complex order of a town can grow from thousands of creative acts. For once we have a common pattern language in our town, we shall all have the power to make our streets and buildings live, through our most ordinary acts. The language, like a seed, is the genetic system which gives our millions of small acts the power to form a whole.

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