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architecture

Cynical Definitions

n. The art of how to waste space.

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Cynical Quotations

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture.

— Nancy Banks Smith

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Most of the public buildings of the United States are of the Ramshackle order, though some of our earlier architects preferred the Ironic. Recent additions to the White House in Washington are Theo-Doric, the ecclesiastic order of the Dorians. They are exceedingly fine and cost one hundred dollars a brick.

— Ambrose Bierce

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