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ekphrasis

ekphrasis  

An extended and detailed literary description of any object, real or imaginary. ‘There are ekphraseis of faces and objects and places and ages and many other things’ (Hermogenes).
grotto

grotto  

An artificial cave, usually with fountains and cascades and adorned with shells. They are first found in Renaissance buildings and gardens but were particularly popular in the 18th century.
Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones  

(1573–1652),English architect and stage designer. He introduced the Palladian style to England; notable buildings include the Queen's House at Greenwich (1616) and the Banqueting Hall at Whitehall ...

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