A lot of useful guidance on creating ADs using views (including a discussion of when and how to combine views) and thorough guidance for creating the documentation for a wide variety of types of views can be found in Clements et al. [CLEM10]. Other references that help to make sense of viewpoints and views are IEEE Standard 1471 [IEEE00], ISO Standard 42010 [ISO11], and Kruchten’s “4 + 1” approach [KRUC95]. One of the earliest explicit references to the need for architectural views appears in Perry and Wolf [PERR92].
Some of the other viewpoint taxonomies that have been developed over the last decade or so—including Kruchten’s “4 + 1,” RM-ODP, the viewpoint set by Hofmeister et al. [HOFM00], and the set by Garland and Anthony [GARL03]—are described in the Appendix, together with recommendations for further reading in this area.
Part III, where we describe our viewpoint catalog in detail, contains references for specific view-related reading.