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German design for modern living the classics by Bernd Polster

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Published by DuMont, Merrell [distributor] in Cologne, London .
Written in English


  • Design -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Design -- Germany -- History -- 21st century.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementBernd Polster ; [translation into English, Jennifer Taylor, Steve Cox].
LC ClassificationsNK1450.A1 P65 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination571 p. :
Number of Pages571
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16915586M
ISBN 103832177760
ISBN 109783832177768
LC Control Number2008400163

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