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Lakota (culture or style)
Refers to the culture of one of the three main divisions of the Sioux. The Lakota had seven main autonomous divisions: Blackfoot; Brulé (Upper and Lower); Hunkpapa; Miniconjou; Oglala; Sans Arcs; and Oohenonpa.

Late Baroque
Refers generally to the final years of the Baroque style, from approximately 1675 to 1715..

Late Gothic
Refers to the last years of the Gothic period and style in architecture and other arts in Europe, beginning in the late 13th century. The style is marked by ever greater regional differences that often include a tendency toward extreme complexity, effects of surprise and fantasy, ambitious play of light and shade, and overwhelming richness of linear forms. For individual regional styles, see <Medieval regional styles>.

Late Medieval
Use with reference to the period c.1250 to as late as 1500 where the terms "Gothic (Medieval)" or "Late Gothic" are not appropriate.

Late Renaissance
Refers to a period and style of the middle and later decades of the 16th century in Italy and northern Europe. The style is characterized by an evolution from the calm, serene High Renaissance to more emotional, active, asymmetrical compositions with more innovative applications of colors, materials, and techniques. Many works of this period can also be associated with Mannerism.

Late Victorian
Refers to the Victorian style, mainly in architecture and decorative arts, produced from about 1870 to about 1901. While the Gothic Revival still dominated, architecture and decorative arts reflected a renewed interest in Classical, Baroque, and vernacular forms and encompassed new influences such as the Queen Anne and the Beaux Arts styles. In decorative arts, the influence of Japanese art objects, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Aesthetic movement simplified the Victorian tendency toward heavy ornamentation.

Laurel (style)
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Liberian (African national style)
Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.

limestone
General name for a sedimentary rock existing in many varieties, consisting primarily of calcite or dolomite.

Louis XIV
Refers to the style of architecture and decorative arts during the reign of Louis XIV from 1643 to 1715. Luxurious yet formal and reflecting Classical and Baroque forms and motifs, the style is associated with the King's patronage and with the furniture, tapestries, and decoration created for his palace at Versailles.

Louis XV
Refers to the style of French interior design and decorative arts between circa 1700 and 1750 during the regency and reign of Louis XV. Essentially Rococo in style, it is characterized by light and fanciful forms, asymmetry, and femininity identified with the Marquise de Pompadour and her circle at court.

Louis XVI
Refers to the style in decoration that emerged in the 1750s and dominated during the rule of Louis XVI from 1774 to 1792. Identified with goût grec, the style is characterized by its symmetrical and restrained application of swags, trophies, viturvian scrolls, and floral and ribbon motifs.

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