Moorish architecture


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Moorish architecture a style of architecture common in Spain from the 13th to 16th centuries; characterized by horseshoe-shaped arches
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moorish architecture the style developed by the Moors in the later Middle Ages, esp. in Spain, in which the arch had the form of a horseshoe, and the ornamentation admitted no representation of animal life. It has many points of resemblance to the Arabian and Persian styles, but should be distinguished from them. See Illust. under Moresque.
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In literature:

Its architecture is altogether Moorish.
"Castilian Days" by John Hay
Note the elaborate decoration of the Moorish architecture.
"Introductory American History" by Henry Eldridge Bourne
In dress and architecture the Moorish idea certainly prevails very prominently.
"My Native Land" by James Cox
I entered the Alhambra by the Gate of Justice, which is a fine specimen of Moorish architecture, though of common red brick and mortar.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Lighted as for a reception, the architectural beauties of its Moorish arcades and carven balustrades flashed in full splendor.
"The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow" by Anna Katharine Green
It is not easy to describe its architecture, though it is called "half Moorish, half Renaissance;" which is not very definite.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
Morocco and Moorish architecture would be nowhere without the potteries.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
The architecture of Vera Cruz is of the old Spanish style, with a dash of Moorish flavor in it, recalling Tangier and other cities of Morocco.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Moorish type of architecture at Bourges, 201.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
The general aspect of the city is Moorish, as it was built at a time when the Moorish style prevailed in Spanish architecture.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I." by John L. Stephens

In news:

Sigurdarson says he chose Opa-locka as a stage for his work because it has the largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture in the Western Hemisphere.