Universe of Stone A Biography of Chartres Cathedral by Philip Ball

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Published by Harper .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History - Medieval,
  • History - Specific Styles,
  • International Architecture - European,
  • Architecture / History,
  • History - General,
  • Architecture

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9952049M
ISBN 100061154296
ISBN 109780061154294

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