Christopher Alexander’s “The Timeless Way of Building” was never marketed as a self-help book, a utopian novel, a treatise on any named philosophy, or even as a book for the social scholar. In actuality, it was written as a work on architecture and design theory, now widely referred to by many (often confused) designers and software engineers alike. However, it offers more insights into the social and economic groundwork of our daily lives than most books befitting those labels. It could easily be said the core of this book, isn’t drafting techniques or geometry, but rather people- emotion and the environmental patterns that can drive and channel it.
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