A Pattern Language

Authors: Christopher Alexander, Murray Silverstein, and Sara Ishikawa

In The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander presents a new theory of architecture, building, and planning which has at its core that age-old process by which the people of a society have always pulled the order of their world from their own being. He proposes a new theory of architecture (and design in general) that relies on the understanding and configuration of design patterns. It has had a huge influence on creative thinking, especially in the areas of architecture and software design.

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