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Aranjuez

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

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 ...

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azulejo

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Glazed earthenware lustrous tile, brightly coloured and ornamented with geometrical and floral patterns, found in alicatado work in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. The term is also...

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Boboli Gardens

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In 1549 the unfinished Pitti Palace was bought by Eleanor of Toledo, the duchess of Cosimo I de'Medici. Niccolò Tribolo was quickly commissioned to design a garden; he died the ...

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bosco

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(plural boschi)

The bosco of Italian gardens is a woodland descended from the sacred groves of classical antiquity. In Renaissance gardens, the bosco was a contrast to the axial...

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botanical garden

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A facility in which trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition, or preserved for conservation or reintroduction, as part of a living collection. See also zoo.

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Brenzone, Villa

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The Villa Guarienti di Brenzone was designed by Michele Sanmicheli for the lawyer and humanist philosopher Agostino Brenzone. The house and gardens were built in the early 1540s on the ...

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Cicogna, villa

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A villa and garden in Bisuschio (Piedmont), near Lake Lugano. The villa was built in the fifteenth century as a hunting box to which the Mozzoni family invited the dukes ...

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giardino segreto

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The tradition of the hortus conclusus (Latin; ‘enclosed garden’) was long associated with the virginity of Mary, and the roses that it contained were deemed to represent her virtue. The ...

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giochi d'acqua

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(Italian; ‘water-games’).

The term is sometimes used with general reference to water-powered automata in gardens such as Villa Aldobrandini and Villa Pratolino, but usually refers...

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Giulia, villa

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Rome, Italy. Built for Pope Julius III 1550–5 outside the Porta del Popolo, originally in dense woodland, the villa and garden were designed by all the best known architects and ...

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