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Published by Penguin Books in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Architecture,
  • Russian Art,
  • Arte (Russia),
  • Kunst,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesPelican history of art -- Z6
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN6981 .H34
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24870699M
LC Control Number55004512
OCLC/WorldCa1016970

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