|Timurid Art and Culture — Iran and Central Asia in the Fifteenth Century eds Golombek, L||The aim, however, is never merely to ornament, but rather to transfigure|
|Government of India Central Publication Branch|
Perhaps most importantly, the Word, expressed in endless calligraphic variations, always conveys the impression that it is more enduring than the objects on which it is inscribed.22
|Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History|
|Islamic Patterns : an analytical and cosmological approach|
Much of the art of Islam, whether in architecture, ceramics, textiles or books, is the art of decoration — which is to say, of transformation.
|University of Waterloo PhD thesis|