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shorthistory of African art

Werner Gillon

shorthistory of African art

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Published by Viking in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art, African -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p375-394. - Includes index.

    StatementWerner Gillon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN7380
    The Physical Object
    Pagination405p. :
    Number of Pages405
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17376385M
    ISBN 100670800554


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