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Allegorical Architecture Living Myth and Architectonics in Southern China (Spatial Habitus (Series).) by Xing Ruan

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Published by University of Hawaii Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Architecture,
  • China,
  • Domestic,
  • History - General,
  • Architecture, Dong,
  • China, Southwest,
  • Ethnic architecture,
  • Vernacular architecture

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8161458M
ISBN 100824821513
ISBN 109780824821517

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