Book review for Crits: A student manual, by Terry Barrett

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Lorrie Blair


Book Review: Crits: A Student Manual, by Terry Barrett. London, England, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019, 188 pp., ISBN:978-1-3500-4159-2. 

Keywords: Crits; Visual arts; Art education; Student manual.

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Lorrie Blair, Concordia University

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