Nature of Order Set: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe by Christopher Alexander, Alexander Chris, Chri Alexander
Christopher Alexander's four volume masterwork, the result of twenty-seven years of research, considers three vital perspectives: a scientific perspective; a perspective based on beauty and grace; a commonsense perspective based on intuitions and everyday life.
This ground breaking work allows us to form one picture of the world in which all three perspectives are interlaced. It opens the door to twenty-first century science and cosmology.
The four volumes can be read separately, independently, and in any order, however, it is together that they have their greatest impact as each one informs and illuminates the others.
Christopher Alexander is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, architect, builder, and author of many books and technical papers. He is the winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, and after 40 years of teaching is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.