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Gourna a tale of two villages by Hassan Fathy

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Published by Foreign Cultural Information Dept., Prism Publications Offices in Guizeh, Egypt .
Written in English



  • Egypt,
  • Qurna.


  • Housing, Rural -- Egypt -- Qurna.,
  • Housing -- Egypt -- Qurna.,
  • Rural development -- Egypt -- Qurna.,
  • Egypt -- Rural conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Hassan Fathy.
SeriesPrism art series ;, 4
LC ClassificationsHD7289.E32 Q874 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination233, [96] p. of plates :
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1843859M
ISBN 109771495062
LC Control Number89961747

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