The culmination of the modern designer's task is to make every unit of design both a component and a system.
I bought this book at the same time as Stuart Kauffman's recent Investigations (from a local independent) and began reading them in parallel.
As a software developer I think that every modern program is a design problem even if it is a pure server-side software.
This book is written in a clean, approachable style, absent the usual academic gobbledygoop. It presents concepts that are still relevant across multiple disciplines.Published 2 months ago by shenka
Arriving at a suitable form for a design problem is a challenge even for design professionals. This book provides a clear process to approach this need.Published 20 months ago by Nathan Custer
After reading this book, I went back to read the amazon reviews, and was rather confused. This book has a very narrow focus, and is not targeted at the typical person reading about... Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Mark Radulovich
Alexander is better in his later work where the theory is more refined. Read "Timeless Way of Building" and "Pattern Language," which are his best works. Read morePublished on February 17, 2010 by George T. Macknight
When I first encountered the author Christopher Alexander thru Amazon.com and read the 5 star reviews, I couldn't understand why after all the many years in the field of... Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Patrick Curren
Certainly, this book has produced a great impact on various fields related to design and architecture. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by Pavel Uvarov
A deep and nuanced analysis of patterns in design failures and successes - the author clearly has astounding comprehension of the modern design situation. Read morePublished on January 4, 2008 by Kevin Collins
Tip: Start by reading Appendix I. It is an example of the technique that the author spends the whole book explaining. Read morePublished on December 29, 2007 by Jonathan Aquino