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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art - Joan Marter (Editor-In-Chief)
Call Number: Reference 709.7303 G91m
ISBN: 9780195335798
Publication Date: 2011-01-20

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms - Michael Clarke
Call Number: Reference 703 C55c 2d ed.
ISBN: 9780199569922
Publication Date: 2010-08-20

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Facts on File Encyclopedia of Art - Lawrence Gowing (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 703 F11g
ISBN: 0816057974
Publication Date: 2005-08-01

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Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art - James Hall; Kenneth Clark (Foreword by)
Call Number: Reference 704.9094 H14d 2d ed.
ISBN: 9780813343938
Publication Date: 2007-12-25


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