Christopher Alexander broods over the well-being of insects. He abominates structures more than four stories high. A longtime Berkeleyan with a hankering for steeply pitched roofs and old Turkish carpets, he's been called a "radically conservative" firebrand. Once jokingly deemed the Darth Vader of traditional architecture—leader of an evil, backward-looking empire pitted against modernism's heroic flight to the future (Frank Gehry as Luke Skywalker?)—Christopher Alexander may be the world's most dangerous... More >>>