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American Modern, 1925-1940 Design for a New Age by Stewart J. Johnson

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Published by Harry N. Abrams .
Written in English


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  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
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  • USA,
  • Decorative arts,
  • American - General,
  • History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945),
  • Art / Design / General,
  • New York,
  • Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General,
  • Design - General,
  • New York (State),
  • 20th century,
  • Exhibitions

Book details:

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Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7998419M
ISBN 100810942089
ISBN 109780810942080

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