In defense of pretty pictures

artworks by Grant Leier, Nixie Barton.

Publisher: Surrey Art Gallery in Surrey, B.C

Written in English
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  • Leier, Grant -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Barton, Nixie -- Criticism and interpretation.

Edition Notes

ContributionsLeier, Grant, 1956-, Barton, Nixie, 1958-, Davison, Liane, 1960-, Surrey Art Gallery (B.C.)
The Physical Object
Paginationfolder ([6] p.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15961222M
ISBN 100920181295

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