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By Annabel Jane Wharton

ISBN-10: 0271004959

ISBN-13: 9780271004952

This quantity encapsulates my reserch of the final twewlve years. It has generated a namber of pilot articles and contribited to Byzantie tradition within the 11th and 12th Centuries d publication which i ocurred with Aleksandr Kazhdan.

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Irwin Miller, then chairman of the executive and finance committee of Cummins Engine Company; Cesar Pelli, architect and at the time, dean of the Yale University School of Architecture; Arata Isozaki, architect from Japan; and the late Kenneth Clark, Lord Clark of Saltwood, noted English author and art historian, as well as former director of the London National Gallery. The present jury comprises the already mentioned J. S. Commission of Fine Arts, who serves as chairman; Giovanni Agnelli, chairman of Fiat of Torino, Italy; Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and architectural critic; Toshio Nakamura, editor-in-chief of the world famous architectural publication A+U published in Japan; Charles Correa, a much-honored architect from Bombay, India who received the International Union of Architects Gold Medal in 1990; Jorge Silvetti, chairman, Department of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; and Lord Rothschild, chairman of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and former chairman of the board of trustees of the National Gallery in London, who is now a juror emeritus.

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