Alhambresque


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Alhambresque

Ornamentation that resembles the fanciful style used at the Alhambra.
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As well as the two Crystal Palaces (where he was responsible for the decoration), the Oriental Courts at the South Kensington Museum and the much-loved and frequented St James's Hall in Piccadilly--demolished in 1905, its Alhambresque interior known only from the black and white illustrations in The Illustrated London News and The Building News--he made his greatest impact through colour.
And finally there is the Alhambresque courtyard, a new addition, complete with slender Nasrid columns, gurgling fountain, geometric zilij dadoes, coffered wooden ceiling, and intricate stucco carving exquisitely executed by craftsmen from Fez, Morocco.