The Timeless Way of Building


By: C.A. Alexander
Published in: Oxford University Press, 1979

Summary: In this book Alexander describes the "quality without a name." A topic that has generated a lot of discussion on the patterns listserver. This quality is central to the notion of patterns and is closely tied to the goal of capturing patterns, to describe solutions that make us feel more alive.The following site gives more information about Alexander: http://www.math.utsa.edu/sphere/salingar/Chris.text.html