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  title={The Architecture of Brunelleschi and the Origins of Perspective Theory in the Fifteenth Century},
  author={Giulio Carlo Argan and Nesca A. Robb},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  pages={96 - 121}
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