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James VanDerZee

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Published by Phaidon in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Van Der Zee, James, -- 1886- -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Portrait photography.,
  • African Americans -- Portraits.,
  • Photography, Artistic.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Kobena Mercer].
    GenrePortraits.
    Series55, 55 (Series)
    ContributionsVan Der Zee, James, 1886-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128 p. :
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18656753M
    ISBN 100714841692


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