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architecture

The science and art of structural design and construction supervision.
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Here the followers of John Wesley have set up a temple, built before the period of Methodist conversion to the principles of architectural religion.
If he had but stayed at home he would have discovered his genius in time really to start some new variety of awful architectural hare and run it till it burrowed in a gold mine.
He was sure he had seen timbers of different tints arranged like that somewhere, but never in such architectural proportions.
Her visitors were startled and fascinated by the foreignness of this arrangement, which recalled scenes in French fiction, and architectural incentives to immorality such as the simple American had never dreamed of.
Surely the hedges are shaped and measured and their symmetry preserved by the most architectural of gardeners.
The house was a large gloomy- looking structure, without the slightest claim to architectural beauty, in colour a dirty green.
The same curious accident happened to him in the rooms of the Indian--a silent, little, hook-nosed fellow, who eyed us askance, and was obviously glad when Holmes's architectural studies had come to an end.
But to do so was to discover a whole new world of architectural beauty, of exquisite ascendant lines, and long after the central congestion had been relieved by tunnels under the sea, four colossal bridges over the east river, and a dozen mono-rail cables east and west, the upward growth went on.
Will burst in here and there with ardent words of praise, marking out particular merits in his friend's work; and Dorothea felt that she was getting quite new notions as to the significance of Madonnas seated under inexplicable canopied thrones with the simple country as a background, and of saints with architectural models in their hands, or knives accidentally wedged in their skulls.
Our generation, quite reasonably, is not very proud of its architectural creations; confesses that it knows too much--knows, but cannot do.
Occasionally there were bits of color, or some attempt at other architectural ornamentation.
An architectural peculiarity in the original arrangement of the library favored the development of this common and curious form of human stupidity.

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