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The history of the city

Leonardo Benevolo

The history of the city

by Leonardo Benevolo

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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cities and towns -- History,
  • Art, Municipal -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLeonardo Benevolo ; translated by Geoffrey Culverwell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT111 .B4513 1980
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1011 p. :
    Number of Pages1011
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4436809M
    ISBN 100262021463
    LC Control Number79090966

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