African traditional architecture a study of the housing and settlement patterns of rural Kenya by Kaj Blegvad Andersen

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Published by Oxford University Press in Nairobi, New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Kenya.

Subjects:

  • Dwellings -- Kenya.,
  • Villages -- Kenya.,
  • Architecture, Primitive -- Kenya.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 237-239.

Book details

StatementKaj Blegvad Andersen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN659.K4 A52
The Physical Object
Pagination239 p. :
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4194732M
ISBN 100195723805
LC Control Number80473466

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