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Here you will find a vast glossary-style resource of often scholarly terms relevant to anyone interested in the world of surfaces. Throughout this website we have referenced the glossary terms to the content, which means you'll be abe to look up a variety of content whilst using this website.

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Agate is a type of quartz (silica), chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color.more...

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Citrine, also called citrine quartz is variety of quartz. more..

African art

African art is one of the universal cultural traditions of art that refers to every artistic artwork that originates from the continent of Africa. more..


A bracket is an architectural member made of wood, stone, or metal that overhangs a wall to support or carry weight. more..


Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu (Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. more..

Mamluk architecture

The reign of the Mamluks (1250-1517 AD) marked a breathtaking flowering of Islamic art which is most visible in old Cairo. more..

Modern Islamic architecture

Modern Islamic architecture has recently been taken on to a whole new level with such buildings being erected such as the Burj Dubai, which is soon to be the world's tallest building. more..

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