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Moorish Architecture

Moorish Architecture | Regional Geography |
Moorish architecture, like all Islamic architecture, has distinctive motifs: rounded arches, Arabic calligraphy, vegetative design, and decorative tiles.
Seth Dixon's insight:

This photo gallery with its explanations are a nice virtual tour.  Although this style was born in the Mediterranean areas of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, it has spread throughout the Muslim World and the images reflect this geographic dispersal.   

Elizabeth Acty's comment, September 20, 2013 3:55 AM
so nice
Justin McCullough's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:36 AM

It is interesting to find Muslim (Moorish) Architecture in places such as Spain. It's easy to forget that that country was taken over and occupied by the Moors for centuries. I find their architectural design much more sophisticated and intricate than that of the European architectural designs at the time. It's interesting to note that we often associate the center of innovations of all kinds as Europe, when actually places like the Middle East and Far East were more advanced than European cultures were at the time.  

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