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Urban cultural life in the 1980s

Urban cultural life in the 1980s

reports and essays from the Council of Europe"s twenty-one towns project

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Published by Council of Europe in Strasbourg .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of t.p.: Project no.5: "Your town, your life, your future". At foot of t.p.: Council for Cultural Co-operation.

Statementedited by Brian Goodey.
ContributionsGoodey, Brian., Council for Cultural Co-operation.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii,259p.
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20647734M
ISBN 109287102376

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