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2156PATTERN OF BEAUTYPATTERN OF BEAUTY1978color28 min16mm (Traditional World of Islam series, Part 4) Examines traditional Islamic art forms and their role in Muslim life. Muslims feel that God can be praised and served by artistic creations. Islamic art has essentially three elements: the line and the angle, the use of flowers or vegetation and the use of calligraphy. Presents Islamic art and architecture in all its cool, impersonal beauty, in its lucidity, calmness, apparent fragility and its extraordinary richness of color. The philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of Islamic art and architecture are also explored.