Modern Architecture in England by Henry Russell Hitchcock

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  • History - General,
  • Architecture

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Museum of Modern Art Publications in Reprint Series

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FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10179770M
ISBN 100405015364
ISBN 109780405015366
OCLC/WorldCa500702534

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