The Practical Book of Architecture
by Charles Matlack Price
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company 1916
Number of pages: 502
Ability to distinguish the various principal styles of architecture, and to know something of these styles, should be a part of the education and culture of every well-informed man and woman. The book gives a thorough working knowledge of architecture and architectural styles, so far as is necessary for the use of the general reader.
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