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Spanish Rococo architectural style named after the architect José Churriguera (1665–1725). Visually frenetic, it featured a plethora of extravagant ornament and surfaces bristling with broken pediments, undulating cornices, spirals, balustrades, stucco shells, and garlands. In Spanish America, tendencies from both Native American and Mudéjar (Spanish-Moorish) art were incorporated, and the Churrigueresque column, an inverted cone, became the most common motif.
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