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John Summerson, 17 March 1983

John Soane: The Making of an Architect 
by Pierre de la Ruffinière duPrey.
Chicago, 408 pp., £25, November 1982, 0 226 17298 8
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... architect’s early life is anything like so well documented. By the end of the period which du Prey has selected for his work there are diaries, ledgers, measuring books, a fair number of letters and many drawings. The second reason the book was worth writing reflects honourably on the author. Du Prey is a ...

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