Murray silverstein

Murray Silverstein. Courtesy Poecology.

Murray Silverstein (born September 19, 1943) was an American poet, prose writer, and academic.


As a young designer, he worked for noted California architect Richard Neutra.

Silverstein co-authored the book A Pattern Language.[1] At that time, he taught architecture courses at the University of California, and subsequently taught at the University of Washington. He had also written several articles on pattern languages.

In 2006, a collection of his poetry entitled Any Old Wolf was published by Sixteen Rivers Press.[2]



  • Any Old Wolf. San Francisco: Sixteen Rivers Press, 2006.
  • Master of Leaves. Berkeley, CA: Sixteen Rivers Press, 2014.


  • A Pattern Language Which Generates Multi-Service Centers (with Christopher Alexander & Sara Ishikawa). Berkeley, CA: Center for Environmental Studies, 1968.
  • A Pattern Language: Towns, buildings, construction (with Christopher Alexander & Sara Ishikawa). New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • The Good House: Contrast as a design tool (with Max Jacobson & Barbara Winslow). Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 1990.
  • Patterns of Home: The ten essentials of good urban design (with Max Jacobson & Barbara Winslow). Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 2002.
Murray Silverstein

Murray Silverstein

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[3]

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  1. The Berkeley Prize: Those Who Make It Work at (page 6/6)
  2. Murray Silverstein, Sixteen Rivers Press. Web, Apr. 20, 2013.
  3. Search results = au:Murray Silverstein, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Nov. 27, 2015.

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