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amphitheatre

amphitheatre  

[MC]A Roman building of elliptical form, open to the elements, with an arena surrounded by tiers of seats. Public spectacles were held in the arena.
Aranjuez

Aranjuez  

A town 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Madrid on the left bank of the river Tagus and the summer residence of the court of Philip II. The fourteenth-century palace ...
Bernardo Buontalenti

Bernardo Buontalenti  

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 (1531–1608) Italian architect, engineer, and sculptor.As well as being a competent designer of military architecture, Buontalenti had a varied career, designing very inventive grottoes (at the ...
Buen Retiro

Buen Retiro  

Madrid, Spain. From 1629, in the reign of Philip IV, an immense and elaborate new royal palace was built on what was then the edge of Madrid. A bird's-eye view ...
Fountain

Fountain  

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A jet or spring of water around which an architectural or sculptural structure has been built. It is either free-standing or built into a wall. Historically fountains have served many ...
French gardens

French gardens  

Of the Renaissance were influenced but not overwhelmed by the design of Italian gardens. In the early sixteenth century the Italian elements were usually incidental: at Gaillon, for example, marble ...
Giambologna

Giambologna  

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(b Douai [now in France], 1529; d Florence, 13 Aug. 1608).Flemish-born Italian sculptor. He was the greatest sculptor of the age of Mannerism and for about two centuries after his death his ...
Giusti, Giardini

Giusti, Giardini  

The Giardino dei Giusti in Verona has been owned by the same family for centuries. Its origins are unknown, but the fact that the family incorporated the garden into their ...
Giusto Utens

Giusto Utens  

(1558–1609),An Italian painter of Flemish origin who between 1599 and 1602 painted a series of lunettes depicting villas with their gardens near Florence; the fourteen lunettes (tempera on canvas) ...
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.
Niccolò Tribolo

Niccolò Tribolo  

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(1500–50).Italian sculptor and garden designer. He was trained in Florence first as a woodcarver with Giovanni d'Alesso d'Antonio (c. 1490–1546) and then as a sculptor under Jacopo Sansovino. He ...
Pitti Palace

Pitti Palace  

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Florence. Art gallery, originally built as a palace for Luca Pitti, a wealthy rival of the Medici. Construction work began in about 1457, so the traditional attribution of its design to Brunelleschi ...
villa

villa  

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1 Antique Roman country-house or farmstead of three basic types:villa rustica:house in the country with spacious accommodation for the owner and his family, and quarters for staff and workers, ...

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