Aboriginal paintings from Australia
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Published by Published by the New American Library of World Literature by arrangement with UNESCO in New York .
Written in English


  • Painting, Aboriginal Australian.

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Edition Notes

Statementintrod. by Charles P. Mountford.
SeriesA Mentor-Unesco art book
LC ClassificationsND1101 .M6
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p., [3] p. (on fold. l.) :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19871041M

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