Christopher Alexander Books
Christopher Alexander has written (another) interesting series of books on architecture and design. I came across these in my fine local bookstore, Third Place Books of Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA. I could not help laying them out in an array.
I have just started Stephen Wolframs "A New Kind of Science". These books by Alexander seem a very good complement.
The Nature of Order series
The Phenomenon of Life: The Nature of Order, Book 1
The Process of Creating Life: The Nature of Order, Book 2
A Vision of a Living World: The Nature of Order, Book 3
The Luminous Ground: The Nature of Order, Book 4
Center for Environmental Structure Series
The Oregon Experiment
The Production of Houses
A New Theory of Urban Design
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
The Timeless Way of Building