Baroque architecture in classical antiquity
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Published by Thames & Hudson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Architecture, Hellenistic.,
  • Architecture, Greco-Roman.,
  • Architecture, Baroque.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMargaret Lyttelton.
SeriesStudies in ancient art and archaeology
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNA260 .L96 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination336 p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5120537M
ISBN 100500690022
LC Control Number74193863

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