Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ἀρχιτέκτων – arkhitekton, from ἀρχι- "chief" and τέκτων "builder, carpenter, mason") is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.

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    Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
    Release date: May 06, 2014
    Supreme City has been praised by The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times to name a few. It delivers a wildly interesting read tha…more View Details »
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