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Makers' voices: four themes for material literacy in contemporary sculpture

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Makers' voices : four themes for material literacy in contemporary sculpture. / Barrett, Ellie.

In: Journal of Visual Art Practice, Vol. 19, No. 4, 20.11.2020, p. 351-372.

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Barrett, E 2020, 'Makers' voices: four themes for material literacy in contemporary sculpture', Journal of Visual Art Practice, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 351-372. https://doi.org/10.1080/14702029.2020.1844945

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Barrett, Ellie. / Makers' voices : four themes for material literacy in contemporary sculpture. In: Journal of Visual Art Practice. 2020 ; Vol. 19, No. 4. pp. 351-372.

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