An interview with Amos Rapoport on vernacular architecture

Bretonne, Creperie


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C. Bretonne, “An interview with Amos Rapoport on vernacular architecture,” ODTÜ Mimarlık Fakültesi Dergisi, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 113–126, 1979, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: