Moorish Architecture

Moorish Architecture

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Moorish architecture or Islamic Berber architecture are terms used to describe the articulated Islamic architecture which developed in North Africa and later in the Iberian Peninsula, where Berber and Arab-Islamic civilizations came into contact with Greco-Roman, Visigothic ones and with other traditions. Characteristic elements include muqarnas, horseshoe arches, voussoirs, domes, crenellated arches, lancet arches, ogee arches, courtyards, and decorative tile work. Among the surviving examples are the Mezquita in Cordoba; the Alhambra and Generalife in Granada and the Giralda in Seville in 1184; Paderne Castle in the Algarve, Portugal; the mosque of Tin Mal in Morocco; the Great Mosque of Algiers and the Great Mosque of Tlemcen in Algeria; and the Mosque of Uqba in Kairouan, Tunisia. Other notable examples include the ruined palace city of Medina Azahara, the church San Cristo de la Luz in Toledo, the Aljafer a in Zaragoza and baths at for example Ronda and Alhama de Granadashow more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134923389
  • 9786134923385