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Beyond its importance in science and technology, the word crystal is full of evocations such as purity, transparency, beauty, equilibrium, rationality, intelligence, energy, power… The notion of crystal has transcended scientific thinking to also inspire the arts, from literature to painting, from architecture to dance, from music to filmmaking. Did you know that crystals were the first objects to be collected by hominids? Have you noticed the influence the idea of crystal has had in modern architecture? Do you know what the keys to crystalline beauty are?

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