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Published by Architectural League of New York in New York, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Correa, Charles, -- 1930-,
  • Doshi, Balkrishna V,
  • Islam, Muzharul,
  • Kanvinde, Achyut,
  • Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- India,
  • Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Bangladesh

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Edition Notes

Other titlesCharles Correa, Balkrishna Doshi, Muzharul Islam, Achyut Kanvinde
Statementedited by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and James Belluardo ; introduction by Kenneth Frampton.
ContributionsAshraf, Kazi Khaleed., Belluardo, James., Architectural League of New York.
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p. :
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15474738M
ISBN 100966385608

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