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Published by Thames & Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Neoclassicism (Art),
  • Art, Modern -- 17th century.,
  • Art, Modern -- 18th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical reference (p. 315-349).

StatementMario Praz ; translated from the Italian by Angus Davidson.
The Physical Object
Pagination349 p. ;
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18443399M
ISBN 100500270317

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