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Published by H.N. Abrams in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Art -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementMarilyn Stokstad with the collaboration of Marion Spears Grayson, and with chapters by Stephen Addiss ... [et al.].
ContributionsGrayson, Marion Spears., Addiss, Stephen, 1935-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN5300 .S923 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL781489M
ISBN 100810919605, 013357542X
LC Control Number95013402

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