This series explores Islamic and Islamic-influenced architecture around the Mediterranean,
with an emphasis on the significance and refinement of ornamentation ingrained in these styles.
STYLE: Moorish & Mudéjar
Rooms & Ceilings
A comparison of the Hall of Ambassadors (throne room) in the Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra (left) and the Réal Alcazar of Seville (right).
Detail of the Hall of Ambassadors ceiling in the Nasrid Palaces in Granada, Spain.
Detail of the Hall of Ambassadors ceiling in the Réal Alcázar in Seville, Spain.
Muqarnas (honeycomb vaulting) in the Hall of the Abencerrajes in the Nasrid Palaces in Granada, Spain.
Ceiling of the Patio de las Muñecas in the Réal Alcázar of Seville.
Archways & Doorways
Column details from the Réal Alcázar (left) and Alhambra (centre, right).
Plasterwork details from the Palacio de Comares in the Alhambra.
Archways and doorways in the Réal Alcázar of Seville (left) and Alcazaba of Málaga (right).
Tiling, mosaic, and plaster details in the Réal Alcázar of Seville.
Courtyards
Patio de las Doncellas in the Réal Alcázar of Seville.
Stilted arches around the Court of the Lions in the Alhambra.
Courtyards in the Alcazaba of Málaga (left), Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra (centre), and Generalife (right).
STYLE: Manueline
Detailing in the cloisters of the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal.
Façade details of the Torre de Bélem in Lisbon, Portugal.
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