Moorish architecture


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Moorish architecture

(500–900)
Prevalent in Spain and Morocco, the style was influenced by Mesopotamian brick and stucco techniques with frequent use of the horseshoe arch, along with Roman marble columns and limestone carved capitals. Vaults developed into highly complex ornate forms. Brick was used decoratively and structurally in combination with marble, with extensive use of stucco to build up the richly molded surfaces, painted with bright colors and sometimes gilded.

Moorish architecture

The Islamic architecture of North Africa and the regions of Spain once under Islamic domination.
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Built in 1922, the Plaza is the nations first outdoor shopping mall, and contains elaborate Moorish architecture that that is molded after Seville Spain, one of Kansas City's "sister cities".
To these may be added, the Arabesk and Morisk or Moorish Architecture, which were much of a piece with the Gothic, only brought in from the south by the Moors and Saracens, as the former was from the north by the Goths and Vandals.
Considered one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Spain, the palace consists largely of two rectangular courts, the Court of the Pool or of the Myrtles and the Court of the Lions, and their adjoining chambers.
Just a stone's throw away from the cathedral and its demonstration of Catholic power, sits the Real Alcazar, which is considered to be one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in Spain.
Durdle Door is recognisable, but not in realistic colours, while in Marrakech the minarets and Moorish architecture are gathered randomly on the page in rich colours.
Meanwhile, the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, with its distinctive Moorish architecture of blue and white houses, offers some stunning views over the Bay of Tunis from its location on top of a steep cliff.
Meanwhile, the picturesque Meanwhile, the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, with its distinctive Moorish architecture of blue and white houses, offers some stunning views over the Bay of Tunis from its location on top of a steep cliff.
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The intriguing design of this tile is based on the Islamic eight-pointed star, of a type associated with Moorish architecture.
Trips from the resort include to the city of Elche, resplendent with its Moorish architecture, while families will want to take the plunge at one of many water parks.
Neither the fact that Minora Yamasaki's original World Trade Center towers were inspired by Moorish architecture, nor the fact that they housed a mosque before they were destroyed, nor that many innocent Muslin were killed in the attacks, seem to carry much weight with them.
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