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Die Kunst der Kunstbetrachtung: Aspekte einer Pragmatischen Aesthetik in Kunstaustellungen. / vom Lehn, Dirk.

In: Soziale Welt, Vol. 57, No. 1, N/A, 2006, p. 83 - 99.

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vom Lehn, D 2006, 'Die Kunst der Kunstbetrachtung: Aspekte einer Pragmatischen Aesthetik in Kunstaustellungen', Soziale Welt, vol. 57, no. 1, N/A, pp. 83 - 99. <http://www.jstor.org/stable/40878518>

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vom Lehn, D. (2006). Die Kunst der Kunstbetrachtung: Aspekte einer Pragmatischen Aesthetik in Kunstaustellungen. Soziale Welt, 57(1), 83 - 99. [N/A]. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40878518

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vom Lehn D. Die Kunst der Kunstbetrachtung: Aspekte einer Pragmatischen Aesthetik in Kunstaustellungen. Soziale Welt. 2006;57(1):83 - 99. N/A.

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vom Lehn, Dirk. / Die Kunst der Kunstbetrachtung: Aspekte einer Pragmatischen Aesthetik in Kunstaustellungen. In: Soziale Welt. 2006 ; Vol. 57, No. 1. pp. 83 - 99.

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