Definition of plateresque in English:
(Especially of Spanish architecture) richly ornamented in a low-relief style suggesting silver work.
- Muslim culture, as absorbed by Spanish Christians, also indirectly influenced the New World in the form of family honor codes, home design and the plateresque style of architecture.
- In the sixteenth century the new towns on the Spanish islands were a compilation of mixed styles dominated by the plateresque style, although there were also many Gothic and Romanesque elements.
late 19th century: from Spanish plateresco, from platero 'silversmith', from plata 'silver'.
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