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Plateresque, meaning "in the manner of a silversmith" - Plata meaning silver in Spanish, was an artistic movement, especially architectural, traditionally held to be exclusive to Spain and its territories, which appeared between the late Gothic and early Renaissance in the late 15th century, spread over the next two centuries. It is a modification of Gothic space and an eclectic blend of Mudéjar, Flamboyant gothic and Lombard decorative components, and first-Renaissance elements of Tuscan origin.Bozal, Valeriano; Art history in Spain: From the origins to the Enlightenment, pg 157 and 165. Ed Akal (1978). ISBN 978-84-7090-025-9. Examples are the inclusion of shields and pinnacles, the facades divided into three (while the Renaissance are divided into two) and the columns of the Renaissance tradition. It reached its peak during the reign of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor,Arellano, Fernando; The Hispanic American Art, pg 13-14. Ed. Universidad Católica Andrés (1988). ISBN 978-980-244-017-7. especially in Salamanca, but also flourished significantly in other cities of the Iberian Peninsula as León and Burgos and the territory of New Spain, which is now Mexico. Considered to current times Renaissance style and to others Own style, sometimes receives the names of Protorenaissance<ref...
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