Moorish style

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Moorish style

A long-lasting Islamic Iberian style created by the ruling Moors who invaded from North Africa and were brilliant woodcarvers and leatherworkers. Little furniture was used or survives from this era, in which richly covered cushions were important, but it was part of the Muslim world inspiration for a 1856–1907 revival. See HispanoMoresque.
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The opulent place of worship was built in 1874, and is widely regarded as the finest example of the Moorish Revival style of synagogue architecture in Great Britain.
Moorish Revival was used heavily for synagogues--but not much in secular architecture--from the 1860s to 1890s.
Tourtellotte designed it in Moorish revival architectural style, which incorporates lavish design elements popular during that era: bulbous domes, horseshoe arches and ornate decoration.
The setting of the elegant 1887 Moorish Revival style former mansion and hotel is reason enough to visit Ripley's Believe It or Not!, the first permanent home of Robert Ripley's collection of the amazing and bizarre.
Festooned with trimmings typical of the Moorish Revival style, such as domes, turrets, horseshoe arches, geometric arabesques, and muqarnas (corbels bunched together in geometric patterns), the facade gives Zysman Hall a sense of exoticness (see Figure 7).