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Part 2 | Preface to Books 1 – 4 5

The Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe The people entrusted by society with the creation and preservation of our physical world, have become collaborators with the enemy The architect Christopher Alexander starts his preface with a stark criticism of today’s architecture and the people responsible for this development – architects, builders, planners, […]


Part 1 | Prologue to Books 1-4 33

The Nature of Order – An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe Book 1 – The Phenomenon of Life   We welcome comments and discussion points upon Alexander’s thoughts using the comments found below. Please have a look at the introduction to this reading tour to see how this […]


Christopher Alexander Reading Tour 12

An Open PURPLSOC Reading Tour and Book Discussion about Christopher Alexander’s “The Nature of Order” The Nature of Order – An Essay of the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe Book One – The Phenomenon of Life Introduction Our interest in Christopher Alexander lead to the PURPLSOC Conferences of 2014 and 2015 at […]