Elemental Aesthetics : On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy. / Engelmann, Sasha; McCormack, Derek P.

In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 108, No. 1, 2018, p. 241-259 .

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Elemental Aesthetics : On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy. / Engelmann, Sasha; McCormack, Derek P.

In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 108, No. 1, 2018, p. 241-259 .

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Engelmann, S & McCormack, DP 2018, 'Elemental Aesthetics: On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy', Annals of the Association of American Geographers, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 241-259 . https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2017.1353901

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Engelmann, S., & McCormack, D. P. (2018). Elemental Aesthetics: On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 108(1), 241-259 . https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2017.1353901

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Engelmann S, McCormack DP. Elemental Aesthetics: On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2018;108(1):241-259 . https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2017.1353901

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Engelmann, Sasha ; McCormack, Derek P. / Elemental Aesthetics : On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy. In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2018 ; Vol. 108, No. 1. pp. 241-259 .

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