Architecture of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 1950-1962

by Ernst Danz

Publisher: Architectural Press in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 232 Downloads: 287
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  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Firm).,
  • Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States.

Edition Notes

Other titlesArchitecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merril.
Statementintroduction by Henry Russell Hitchcock ; text by Ernst Danz.
The Physical Object
Pagination232p. :
Number of Pages232
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20603168M

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