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This chapter is from the book Notes and References

Notes and References

  1. Howard [2006], Dr. Kimball and Mr. Jefferson.
  2. Tovey [1950], “Johann Sebastian Bach” says, “Indeed, there is no branch of music, from Palestrina onwards, conceivably accessible in Bach’s time, of which we do not find specimens carefully copied in his own handwriting.”
  3. Lehman [1976], “A model of large program development”; Parnas [1979], “Designing software for ease of extension and contraction.“
  4. Wilkes [1985], Memoirs of a Computer Pioneer, 108–109.
  5. Hoff [1972], “The one-chip CPU—computer or component?”; Patterson [1981], “RISC I”; Radin [1982], “The 801 minicomputer.”
  6. Naur [1968], “Software engineering.”
  7. Aiken [1937], “Proposed automatic calculating machine.”
  8. Multics, UNIX, OS/360, Linux.
  9. Sammet [1969], Programming Languages; Wexelblat [1981], History of Programming Languages; Bergin [1996], History of Programming Languages, vol. 2.
  10. Booch [2009], “Handbook of software architecture.”
  11. Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral shows that glory can be created within a tradition, as well as outside.
  12. I find delight in Disney World’s exercises in working within styles and yet expressing wonderful originality. Consider Cinderella’s Castle, Tom Sawyer’s Island, the Haunted House, the Swiss Family Robinson’s Treehouse, and the 19th-century Main Street. In that context, even the exaggeration and parodying of styles is workable and can be delightful.
  13. Heath [1989], “Lessons from Vitruvius,” is an excellent overview of Vitruvius. The assertion is that Vitruvius sets forth a design method, essentially a branching-tree approach, that leads one to choose among 45 house types. This is a major reference with respect to the use of exemplars and of simplified design methods.
  14. I think this is a true test between godly pleasures and satanic counterfeits. For real pleasures give satisfaction (satis = “enough”). One gets enough food, enough sleep, enough work, enough play, enough lovemaking. The perverted, however, always seeks a new delicacy, a different taste, a progressive weirdness.
  15. Genesis 11.
  16. I work in such a building. By its context, Sitterson Hall could easily have perfected a visual quadrangle with the facing Carolina Inn. This is the same height, an elegant colonial building, and made of the same brick. “Originality” led in Sitterson to a different and ugly steel roof and to third-floor dormer windows that are too high for seated occupants to enjoy the view. And the coherent visual quadrangle is not realized.
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