Wednesday, April 20, 2011

#110 / A Pattern Language

One of my most treasured books is A Pattern Language, first published in 1977 and actually the second in a trilogy that begins with The Timeless Way of Building.

These books are architecture, psychology, sociology, and design ... and more beyond that. Nowadays, of course, there is a website, and a group of consultant practitioners.

The link I like best?

Let's Change Our World.


  1. Coincidentally, I received the following announcement this morning:

    UC's Berkeley Center for New Media and the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium Present:

    The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth
    Christopher Alexander, Architect

    Monday, May 2, 7:30-9pm
    Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
    Free and open to the public

    *Also a Special Tour of the Berkeley Rose Garden based on Alexander's Principles led by Maggie Moore Alexander on Tuesday, May 3, 1-2:30pm

  2. Thanks, Nathan! I have never heard Alexander in person. I'm not sure many people read this blog and will see your comment, but if anyone does, and is in the area, I would recommend going to this event!!


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