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MOORISH ARCHITECTURE

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one, has been fastened to this form of arch by English archasand who knows who was first ologists for the last century :

The only compass used was, as it is still responsible for it ? to-day in the East, the eye of the architect, which would seem to

On the

Bridge, Cordova.

have been guided by the almost but never quite measured drooping of a palm leaf and as an instance of the fact may be mentioned ;

modern building

in Tunis, which were imitated from those of the Archevech^ in Algiers. The architect was forced to cast exact moulds of each arch, finding it practically impossible to reproduce them by measurement. From Roman days on it is ever to the arch that we turn for the distinguishing feature of building and as the ogive form with

the arches of a

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