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Published by Locust Hill Press in West Cornwall, CT .
Written in English


  • International style (Architecture),
  • Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-287) and index.

StatementLawrence Wodehouse.
LC ClassificationsNA682.I58 W6 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1538380M
ISBN 100933951469
LC Control Number91016782

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