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automata

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

An automaton is a machine with a source of movement contained within its own mechanism; in this broad sense it came to be used to describe clocks and watches, but ...

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baroque gardens

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

The term baroque embraces several nuances of meaning which make it admirably useful, in a vague sort of way, to convey notions of drama (even theatricality), splendour, muscular vigour,...

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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 ...

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Giacomo della Porta

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(c. 1532–1602).

After Vignola's death (1573) this Lombardy-born architect became the leading exponent of Mannerism in Rome. He supervised the building of Michelangelo's buildings...

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giardino segreto

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

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

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

(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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Hubert Robert

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(b Paris, 22 May 1733; d Paris, 15 Apr. 1808).

French landscape painter. From 1754 to 1765 he lived in Italy (mainly Rome), where he became a friend of Fragonard and made a large...

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nymphaeum

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Generally, any place consecrated to nymphs, especially natural places such as a spring, river, mountain, or tree. In classical times it often took the form of an elaborately...

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