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7:35 - Voyages of discovery in American Architecture - Prof. George W. Eggers.

Tuesday, December 01, 1931

Snippet from part of a series of lectures on the arts. This particular art appreciation lecture is on art as a social phenomenon and the projected lifespan of contemporary art and architecture with Professor George W. Eggers. Part of the Air College Series.


WNYC archives id: 73795

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