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The secret lives of color by Kassia St. Clair

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Color,
  • Symbolism of colors,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-314) and index.

StatementKassia St. Clair
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF789.C7 S64 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination320 pages
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26932840M
ISBN 100143131141
ISBN 109780143131144
LC Control Number2017014300
OCLC/WorldCa971521646

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