Traditional housing in African cities a comparative study of houses in Zaria, Ibadan, and Marrakech by Friedrich W. Schwerdtfeger

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  • Nigeria,
  • Zaria.,
  • Ibadan.,
  • Morocco,
  • Marrakech.


  • Housing -- Nigeria -- Zaria.,
  • Housing -- Nigeria -- Ibadan.,
  • Housing -- Morocco -- Marrakech.

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Book details

StatementFriedrich W. Schwerdtfeger.
LC ClassificationsHD7377.7.Z37 S39 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 480 p. :
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4116511M
ISBN 100471279536
LC Control Number80041693

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