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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (3 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713674741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713674743
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.6 x 20.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"From Shintoism to imperialism, this book examines and explains the world's great structures." Wanderlust (Feb 2006) '..the best value short guide to architecture this reviewer can recall...Any student would benefit from having this on their shelf.' The Atchitectural Review (2006)

About the Author

Jeremy Melvin is senior lecturer in the History of Architecture at South Bank University, and guest lecturer at Cambridge, Architectural Association, ETH Zurich and other schools. He has also written a number of other books.

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