Stone in building its use and potential today by John Ashurst

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Published by Architectural Press in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Building stones.,
  • Building, Stone.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Book details

StatementJohn Ashurst and Francis G. Dimes.
ContributionsDimes, Francis G., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTN950 .A83
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4286276M
ISBN 100851396070
LC Control Number78313027

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