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three of a kind Last word

MIT Press, always a source of scholarly contributions, has excelled itself with The Architecture of Science (573pp. £39.95). Among essays by such heavyweights as Kenneth Frampton and Robert Venturi, pride of place must go to Myles W Jackson. His 'Illuminating the Opacity of Achromatic Lens Production: Joseph von Fraunhofer's Use of Monastic Architecture and Space as a Laboratory' is the last word on this tricky subject.

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