20TH CENTURY MOVEMENTS

PUBLISHER
Walther König, Köln

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.25 x 9 in. / 279 pgs / 60 bw.

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Out of stock indefinitely

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Catalog: SPRING 2010 p. 79   

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ISBN 9783865607065 TRADE
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