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Architectures of Excess

Cultural Life in the Information Age

by Jim Collins

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7495474M
ISBN 100415907063
ISBN 109780415907064

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