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DESIRED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM ANDto know about them and work than just the blurbs on their websites This book did not disappoint at all on that. A captivating chronicle of building in modern day Charleston making a case or architecture based on historical precedent local context and the ability to delight Charleston South Carolina which boasts America’s Projective Geometry And Projective Metrics first historic district is knownor its palmetto lined streets and picturesue houses The Holy City named or its profusion of churches exudes an irresistible charm Award winning author and *CULTURAL CRITIC WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI UNFOL. *critic Witold Rybczynski unfol.
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