Moorish revival

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Moorish revival

A revival style using horseshoe arches and multifoil window tracery.

Moorish Revival

A rarely used mode of Exotic Revival architecture from about 1845 to 1890. Usually characterized by the use of horseshoe arches, multifoil arches, and window tracery.
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Festooned with trimmings typical of the Moorish Revival style, such as domes, turrets, horseshoe arches, geometric arabesques, and muqarnas (corbels bunched together in geometric patterns), the facade gives Zysman Hall a sense of exoticness (see Figure 7).
While the Moorish Revival style dominates the exterior, art deco reigns inside the vestibule, with its elaborate geometric light fixtures and metal radiator grills.
Though more a fanciful hybrid of architectural styles than an accurate representation of Middle Eastern architecture, the Moorish Revival style was thought by Jews at this time to embody an early Jewish aesthetic tradition.