The Greek revival in the United States
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The Greek revival in the United States a special loan exhibition, November 9--March 1, 1943 by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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Published in [New York .
Written in English


  • Art, American -- Exhibitions,
  • Art, Greek

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Edition Notes

Statementthe Metropolitan Museum of Art.
ContributionsDowns, Joseph.
LC ClassificationsN6510 .N47
The Physical Object
Pagination[48] p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6463499M
LC Control Number44000290

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