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(c. 1513—1583)

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Donato Bramante

Donato Bramante  

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or(1444–1514).The only architect of the High Renaissance (with the exception of Raphael) respected by his peers and successors as the equal of the ancients, it was he, above all, who revealed the ...
Este

Este  

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Italian family, rulers of Ferrara, Modena, and Reggio from the late 13th century until 1598, when Ferrara was annexed by the papacy, and thereafter of Modena and Reggio until 1796, when the family ...
Hadrian's Villa

Hadrian's Villa  

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Tivoli, Italy. One of the great monuments of antiquity, the 2nd-century villa and garden complex was constructed over twenty years by the Emperor Hadrian after he became emperor in ad ...
Heron

Heron  

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(fl. ad 62), mathematician and inventor, was known as ho mechanikos (‘the inventor’). The following works are associated with his name. (1) Metrica, three books, on the measurement of surfaces and ...
landscape architecture

landscape architecture  

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The design of gardens, parks, 1campuses, cemeteries, etc., to provide places that can be enjoyed, both to walk within and to view from a distance. Gardens for perambulation, spiritual succour, ...
Pia, Villa

Pia, Villa  

A small villa with interior garden in the Vatican built in 1560 by Pirro Ligorio as a retreat for Pope Pius IV. The three-storeyed casino is one of the most ...
Vatican Gardens

Vatican Gardens  

Rome, Italy. The Vatican Gardens behind St Peter's comprise a whole complex of building and gardens from different periods, often revealing unexpected views of the great dome. Besides the lower ...
Villa d' Este

Villa d' Este  

Two Renaissance villas are now called Villa d'Este. The villa that belonged to the Este family is at Tivoli (ancient Tibur), a hill town 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of ...

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