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Moghul architecture, Mogul architecture, or Mughal architecture. C16 to C18 Indian Islamic architecture of which the Tâj Mahal (1630–53) is an outstanding exemplar, designed by Ahmad. Characterized by strict symmetry, the use of the flattened fourcentred arch, chatris, bulbous domes, and exquisite, regular decorations, it inspired the so-called Hindoo style (really an amalgam of Moghul and Hindu styles) in the West, of which Nash's Brighton Pavilion (1815–22) and S. P. Cockerell's Sezincote, Glos. (c.1805–20), are examples.
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