A Pattern Language

By: C.A. Alexander, et al.
Published in: Oxford University Press, 1977

Summary: 253 patterns for regions, towns, communities, buildings, rooms, the smallest construction detail, entrances and chairs, for instance. The pictures capture the essence of these patterns and draw the reader in to learn more about the patterns. Brad Appleton has more information about Alexander's new work: http://www.enteract.com/~bradapp/docs/NoNoO.html