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Published by Berg in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Arts and society -- History,
  • Visual communication -- History,
  • Communication and culture -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesWestern civilization from the 18th to the 21st century
Statementedited by Jane Kromm and Susan Benforado Bakewell.
ContributionsKromm, Jane, 1949-, Bakewell, Susan Benforado.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNX180.S6 .H57 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23945192M
ISBN 101845204921, 184520493X
ISBN 109781845204921, 9781845204938
LC Control Number2009048322

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