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Informative, readable text and 100 handsome illustrations of magnificent buildings make this book appealing not only to architects and architectural historians, but also to anyone with even a casual interest in architecture and design. It explains in simple terms the ways in which the relationship of exterior and interior elements creates unity.
Unabridged republication of the work first published by B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, in 1925.
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