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Ideal homes, 1918-39: domestic design and suburban modernism

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Ideal homes, 1918-39 : domestic design and suburban modernism. / Sugg Ryan, Deborah.

Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. 272 p. (Studies in Design and Material Culture).

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Sugg Ryan, D 2018, Ideal homes, 1918-39: domestic design and suburban modernism. Studies in Design and Material Culture, Manchester University Press, Manchester. <http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526126573/>

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Sugg Ryan D. Ideal homes, 1918-39: domestic design and suburban modernism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018. 272 p. (Studies in Design and Material Culture).

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Sugg Ryan, Deborah. / Ideal homes, 1918-39 : domestic design and suburban modernism. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018. 272 p. (Studies in Design and Material Culture).

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