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Braunfels, Wolfgang. Monasteries of Western Europe: The Architecture of the Orders. 3rd. ed. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1973. il. LC 73-2472. ISBN 0-691-03896-1.

A lavishly illustrated treatment of monastic architecture, with floor plans and photographs. The arrangement is by broad subject category, e.g., major orders, types of orders, periods, etc. Selected documents are presented in the original Latin with translation. "If the book has a weakness, it lies in … Professor Braunfels' occasionally over-ready characterization of the various orders" (Catholic Historical Review, LXI [October, 1975] , p. 650).

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