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Sister Wendy Beckett on Art and the sacred

Wendy Beckett

Sister Wendy Beckett on Art and the sacred

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Published by Rider in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism and art.,
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesArt and the sacred.
    StatementWendy Beckett.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN72.M85 B43 1992
    The Physical Object
    Pagination160 p. :
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21479327M
    ISBN 100712653961


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