The fall and rise of the British mall

  title={The fall and rise of the British mall},
  author={Nick Jewell},
  journal={The Journal of Architecture},
  pages={317 - 378}
  • N. Jewell
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Art
  • The Journal of Architecture
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