Symmetry & asymmetry in architecture CICA International Summer School 1987 London: Brighton, Conference summary report by CICA International Summer School (1st 1987 London and Brighton)

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Statementedited by Dennis Sharp.
ContributionsSharp, Dennis., International Committee of Architectural Critics.
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Open LibraryOL15323621M
ISBN 100947648011

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