The Classical language of architecture
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Published by M.I.T. Press in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Architecture -- Terminology,
  • Architecture -- Details

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Summerson.
GenreTerminology
ContributionsBritish Broadcasting Corporation
The Physical Object
Pagination56 p., [24] p. of plates :
Number of Pages56
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22774754M
ISBN 100262690128
LC Control Number66024572

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