The Arch and the Vault in Greek Architecture

@article{Boyd1978TheAA,
  title={The Arch and the Vault in Greek Architecture},
  author={Thomas D. Boyd},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1978},
  volume={82},
  pages={83 - 100}
}
  • Thomas D. Boyd
  • Published 1 January 1978
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
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