Architecture of the Western World
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Published by Orbis Publishing in London .
Written in English


  • Architecture -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-296) and index.

Statementedited and with an introduction / by Michael Raeburn ; foreword by Sir Hugh Casson ; individual chapters by J. J. Coulton ... [et al.].
ContributionsRaeburn, Michael.
LC ClassificationsNA200 .A73 1980b
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19506529M
ISBN 100856130591

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