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Published in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Art, Modern -- 20th century.,
  • Humanitarianism.,
  • Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

StatementA BBC-TV & Lionheart Television production ; produced by Michael Gill & Peter Montagnon ; directed by Michael Gill ; written & narrated by Kenneth Clark.
SeriesCivilisation ; program 13
ContributionsClark, Kenneth, 1903-, Gill, Michael., British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service., Lionheart Television International., Public Media Video.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 videocassette (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21582143M
ISBN 100780013085

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