from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a style of 16th-century Spanish architecture characterized by lavish ornament in a variety of motifs, especially Gothic, Renaissance, and Moorish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling silver plate; -- said of certain architectural ornaments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Resembling silverwork: noting a certain class of architectural enrichments.
Renaissance style, of that especially rich type known as "Plateresque," due to its likeness to the work of the silversmiths of the time.
It is also striking to note the work was not uniformly Gothic -- as evident by the exuberant Mexican Baroque altarpiece proposed for a Cuban project above, as well as numerous Romanesque, classical and even faintly Plateresque examples.
Churches are constructed in the Churriguerresque, Baroque, Plateresque and other styles
In this region, the facades of these religious buildings bear great witness to the enormous influence of Plateresque and Hispanic-Arabic, or Moorish, designs.
In this region some façades of religious buildings gained great interest from the enormous Plateresque influence and Moorish presentation.
The church, dedicated to Santiago de Apostola, bore the date of 1562, was simple, unadorned but for a Plateresque doorway.
The Plateresque church front is designed in a bold style, derived from Spanish antecedents but imbued with a powerful local flavor.
A little way along, in the little roadside village of Uricho, another folk Plateresque facade graces the church.
However, by the end of the 16th century, having established their dominance, the Spaniards began building more elaborate Plateresque constructions, an ornamental style typical of the Spanish Renaissance.
The Frenchman had agreed with Frederickson that the Plateresque architecture of Salamanca was incredible but over-elaborate.
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