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Canadian Painters in a Modern World 1925-1955 : Writings and Reconsiderations

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  • Author:
    CARNEY Lora Senechal
  • ISBN:
    9780773551152
  • Publication Date:
    27/09/2017
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    322
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    McGill-Queens University Press
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Canadian Painters in a Modern World 1925-1955 : Writings and Reconsiderations
Canadian Painters in a Modern World 1925-1955 : Writings and Reconsiderations

Canadian Painters in a Modern World 1925-1955 : Writings and Reconsiderations

Regular price $176.99
Unit price
per
  • Author:
    CARNEY Lora Senechal
  • ISBN:
    9780773551152
  • Publication Date:
    27/09/2017
  • Edition:
    1
  • Pages:
    322
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Publisher:
    McGill-Queens University Press
  • Country of Publication:
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