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This brief video expores the effect of geometric lines and curves on ornamental design in Islamic art, and illlustrates how they also characterize the timeless, breathtaking architecture of the Muslim world.
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D. Fairchild Ruggles. National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association and Twin Cities Public Television. Islamic Art Spots: Geometry. American Library Association, 2013. http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/224.
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"Muslim Journeys | Item #224: Geometry", December 20, 2014 http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/224.
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