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Art of the Pacific Notes

by: Savannah McNealy

Art of the Pacific Notes ART 316

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Island Southeast Asia Cont'd
Art of the Pacific
Dr. David Riep
Class Notes
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Savannah McNealy on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 316 at Colorado State University taught by Dr. David Riep in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Art of the Pacific in Art History at Colorado State University.

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Date Created: 01/28/16
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