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Architecture

This from Learning from Las Vegas, quoted in Edward R. Tufte’s classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (in the section about “self-promoting graphics”):

It is now time to reevaluate the once horrifying statement of John Ruskin that architecture is the decoration of construction, but we should append the warning of Pugin: It is all right to decorate a construction but never construct a decoration.

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