"Many of Alexander's arguments are against the scale of modern systems."
"Nominally about architecture and urban planning, this book has more wisdom about psychology, anthropology, and sociology..."
"Alexander spends a lot of time in this book trying to figure out how to restore the damage to our communities that have been done by automobiles."
"..there is abundant evidence to show that high buildings make people crazy."
a friend recommended a book to me yesterday called a pattern language which i'm looking forward to reading. apartment therapy has a couple posts on the book here and here. here is the author, christopher alexander's website.
above are images from the pattern language site and apartment therapy. are you already familiar with this book? if so, what are your impressions?
*side note- as i was googling about this book one site which popped up was anus.com. really? anus.com? i had to click. because i'm actually a 12 yo in a 42 yo's body as previously discussed. computer virus be damned! i had to know. anyway, it's the site of the athiests nihilists underground society or something like that. real upbeat. let's all join.
*quotes above are from a reader review of the book on amazon as well as the last being from the author himself.