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The writings of the Bab have implications for the "plastic" arts; significance for native traditions; relevance to the performing arts; and the concept of refinement which comes across in both the person and the writings of the Báb.
Paper slightly updated in July 2014. Mirrored with permission from

Perfection and Refinement:
Towards an Aesthetics of the Bab

by Moojan Momen

published in Lights of Irfan, 12, pages 221-243
Wilmette, IL: Haj Mehdi Armand Colloquium, 2011
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