Books by Christopher Alexander

A Pattern Language

Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa & Murray Silverstein

A collection of architectural patterns, fascinating for their grasp and depiction of the social experience of a town.

Community and Privacy

Serge Chermayeff & Christopher Alexander

A precursor to Alexander’s A Pattern Language, in which he and Chermayeff define what’s wrong with the design of the suburbs, and outline the principles behind a more human (and urban) environment.