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ARCHITECTURE AND THE ALLIED ARTS. By Alfred Mansfield Brooks. (George

Allen and Unwin, Ltd. las. 6d.)—This book is written as a simple guide for the laYman who wishes to be initiated into the principles of architecture through the medium of past achievement. It is a simple and understandable history book, and stops with the Middle Ages. This is, perhaps, a pity, for the past should be related to the problems of to-day..