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Text in English and French. 10 pages with black and white illustrations, including a large foldout image. Measures 9.5×12.5 inches.
Notre-Dame is a medieval Catholic cathedral, widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Foreword by Billie Tsien. Duotone photographs, thoughtful sketches, and detailed watercolors.
Outlines the history, politics, health, water technology, and social background of the lavoir, the communal washhouse that, until a few decades ago, was the central gathering place for women in many small villages across the French countryside.
Also describes an important architectural type worthy of our study, admiration, and protection.