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American art deco

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Published by Thames and Hudson in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Art deco -- United States.,
  • Art, American -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAlastair Duncan.
LC ClassificationsN6512.5.A7 D86 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination288 p. :
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL391185M
ISBN 100500280932
LC Control Number98061182

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