The changing architectural style realized in the Palestinian domistic vernacular architecture during the end of 19th / beginning of 20th centuries - case study from hebron

Abu-Hilal, Ashraf
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Citation Formats
A. Abu-Hilal, “The changing architectural style realized in the Palestinian domistic vernacular architecture during the end of 19th / beginning of 20th centuries - case study from hebron,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2009.