Helen Levitt by Sandra S. Phillips

Cover of: Helen Levitt | Sandra S. Phillips

Published by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Calif .

Written in English

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  • Levitt, Helen -- Exhibitions,
  • Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions

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Book details

StatementSandra S. Phillips, Maria Morris Hambourg.
ContributionsHambourg, Maria Morris., Levitt, Helen., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTR647.L47 P45 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination84 p. :
Number of Pages84
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2027718M
ISBN 100918471222, 0918471206
LC Control Number91003782

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