in Philosophy

Alexander and Eisenman

Katarxis reprints this wonderful 1982 debate between Christopher Alexander and Peter Eisenman, Contrasting Concepts of Harmony in Architecture. Here’s Alexander being snarky:

It’s very interesting to have this conversation. If this weren’t a public situation, I’d be tempted to get into this on a psychiatric level.

This whole issue of Katarxis feels like a Christopher Alexander issue, so if you’re a fan you’ll want to check out the rest.

Link courtesy of Design Observer.