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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementSabrina Mitchell.
SeriesThe contact history of art -- no.7
The Physical Object
Pagination45p.,ill.,20cm
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20067937M

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