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October 14, 2005 » 9:40 pm

The Craftsman Approach to Building

Scott McMullan uncovered this great quote on the craft of building, one that’s as applicable to software as it is to buildings:    (JVV)

The Craftsman type of building is largely the result not of elaboration, but of elimination. The more I design, the more sure I am that elimination is the secret of beauty in architecture. By this I do not mean that I want to think scantily and work meagerly. Rather, I feel that one should plan richly and fully, and then begin to prune, to weed, to shear away everything that seems superfluous and superficial.    (JVW)

Gustav Stickley, More Craftsman Homes (1912)    (JVX)

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