The virulent nature of memetic virus that is DP still astounds me.
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in thread Design Patterns Considered Harmful
The whole "Quality Without A Name" thing is a favorite DP'er pull right from Christopher Alexander, a "real" architect who wrote "A Pattern Language", one of a series of books talking about form, function, and 'objective aesthetics' as it were.
If you're into heady abstract reading then I'd highly recommend it. If you're not, then I'd say avoid it at all costs.