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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 167 ART AROUND THE WORLD

Islamic Calligraphy

THE ART OF WRITING BEAUTIFULLY

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When you see a mosque, do you notice the intricately detailed patterns covering the surfaces? Can you get close enough to see that most of the patterns are made up of writing? The writings, or calligraphy, are considered one of the most important of the Islamic arts because they are used to record and preserve the word of Allah, or God. Calligraphy, or the act of careful handwriting with brush or pen, became a decorative element used in Islamic art as a way ...

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