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Shadowplay: liberation and exhilaration in cities at night

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Shadowplay : liberation and exhilaration in cities at night. / Dunn, Nicholas Simon.

Sensory arts and design. ed. / Ian Heywood. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. p. 31-48 (Sensory Studies Series).

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Harvard

Dunn, NS 2017, Shadowplay: liberation and exhilaration in cities at night. in I Heywood (ed.), Sensory arts and design. Sensory Studies Series, Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 31-48.

APA

Dunn, N. S. (2017). Shadowplay: liberation and exhilaration in cities at night. In I. Heywood (Ed.), Sensory arts and design (pp. 31-48). (Sensory Studies Series). Bloomsbury Academic.

Vancouver

Dunn NS. Shadowplay: liberation and exhilaration in cities at night. In Heywood I, editor, Sensory arts and design. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 2017. p. 31-48. (Sensory Studies Series).

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Dunn, Nicholas Simon. / Shadowplay : liberation and exhilaration in cities at night. Sensory arts and design. editor / Ian Heywood. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. pp. 31-48 (Sensory Studies Series).

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