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(mənwĕl`ēn, –īn), sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the early 16th cent. It combined contemporary Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Flemish elements and was named for King Manuel I of Portugal (reigned 1495–1521). The Chapter House of the Convent of Christ at Tomar, Portugal (early 16th cent.), with its large-scale windows surrounded with sculptured organic and twisted rope forms, is the major monument of the manueline style. The style was extended to the decorative arts and spread to Spain, Mexico, and India.
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Conveniently located right across the street: the superb Jeronimos Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and, like the Torre, a fine example of the Manueline style of Portuguese late Gothic architecture, characterized by embellishments and maritime themes.
Disney said: "the magnitude of the overall program was extraordinary for what had hitherto been just a small rural kingdom." (57) In the process the world was introduced to a new style of architecture, which later became known as the Manueline style, and which combined botanical ornamentation, nautical elements and the armillary sphere with gothic structures.
(51) O estudo de fundo sobre este aspecto e Luis Filipe Thomaz, L'idee imperiale manueline, in La Decouverte, le Portugal et l'Europe.
He was taken back to Lisbon and became very popular in the Manueline court and fed fanciful lies into the kind's eager ears.
Manueline art, tiles and Fado are unique expressions and genuine symbols of the Portuguese, but also a contribution to World heritage.
It is known for its colonialist history, original Fado music and the ornate Manueline architecture.
Due deference to Vasco Da Gama and Pedro Alvarez Cabral is celebrated in Manueline stonework.
Take in the exquisite tile work in the refectory of the Jeronimos Monastery, considered the best example of Manueline architecture in the city.
Aksam evde BDAE'nin manueline bakarak, bulgularimi ve sonucu bir rapor halinde yazdim.
From the moment you leave the Atlantic Ocean you sail up the River Tagus where you are greeted with some of Lisbon's finest examples of architecture, from the striking Manueline Belem Tower to the statue of Christ the King and the breathtaking 25th of April Bridge.
This boom financed the flamboyant Manueline art, Portugal's answer to the renaissance.
Finally, Peninsular art rose in a mighty flight, with the so-called Manueline architecture, a production of surprising originality and grace, and with the brilliant school of Spanish painting, immortalized by artists such as Murillo, Velazquez and Ribera.