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Architecture by Nancy Bell

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Architecture
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Publisher: Project Gutenberg
ISBN/ASIN: B0041VXCTK

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It is only when a building entirely fulfils the purpose for which it is intended and bears the impress of a genuine style that it takes rank as a work of architecture. This definition, exclusive though it at first sight appears, brings within the province of the art every structure which combines with practical utility beauty of design and execution, from the humblest cottage to the most dignified temple or palace.

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