Man Ray, American artist by Neil Baldwin

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Published by Da Capo Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Ray, Man, -- 1890-1976,
  • Artists -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 415-431) and index.

Book details

Statementby Neil Baldwin.
GenreBiography.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 449 p. :
Number of Pages449
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17742488M
ISBN 10030681014X
OCLC/WorldCa46887930

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