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Rupa Indah (1992)

Rupa Indah, or Form and Beauty, was intended to make available to the public artistic perceptions of old and historic building in Malaysia. The book, which was published in 1992, comprises 146 selections from essentially Bank Negara Malaysia's art collection. The works included were specially commissioned for this book.

A unique feature of the book is the observations which accompany each work; they reflect the creator's feelings at the time the painting is executed.

The book was intended to convey the sentiment that the architectural form is the end-product of a philosophy of design and is also an important reflection of the philosophy of the community -- the sharing of common structures and facilities, as men pursue their individual destinies.

Rupa Indah was published as Bank Negara Malaysia's corporate gift. It is not available for sale.