Christopher Alexander: The Nature Of Order -- In 4 Volumes

Christopher Alexander's new series of books, 'The Nature Of Order', explores the patterns of how culture and learning dictate the architecture of buildings and community. But beware: it's very, very long.

"Architect and University of California, Berkeley emeritus professor Christopher Alexander began an odyssey of research and reflection 35 years ago, spurred on by one simple question: Why do we build buildings and neighborhoods that are ugly, inhospitable to the occupants and out of touch with the needs of community?"

"...Alexander does for the 21st century what Roman author Vitruvius did for the first century B.C.: Write an account of how to build buildings by drawing from everything the culture knows about science."

Full Story: â€˜Nature of Order’ is wise but disorderly

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