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This Open Educational Resource (OER) was developed for use in introductory-level survey courses in Art History at Palo Alto College.

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Editor: Aaron J Smith, M.A.

Publication Date: 2023

Cover Image: Pediment Sculptures from the Temple of Aphaia; West Pediment, Right Side (Oblique). Photo Credit: Steven Zucker: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


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