Pick from Countless Exterior Wall Fountain Styles

Wall fountains are well suited to little patios or yards because they do not take up too much space while also adding a bit of style and providing a great place to find peace and quiet. Conventional, antique, contemporary, or Asian are just some of the designs you can pick from when looking for an outdoor wall fountain to your liking. While there are countless prefabricated ones on the market, you may need a custom-built fountain if none of these are appealing to you.

There are two specific sorts of fountains you can buy: mounted and free-standing. Small, self-contained mounted wall fountains can be installed on any surface. Ordinarily made of resin (to resemble stone) or fiber glass, these types of fountains are lightweight and easy to hang. Floor fountains are freestanding, sizable, and also have a basin on the ground as well as a flat side against the wall. There are no weight restrictions on these sorts of cast stone water features.

Many qualified landscapers favor custom-built fountains which can be incorporated into a brand-new wall or an existing one. Placing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work requires a expert mason to do it correctly. You will need to integrate a spout or fountain mask into the wall. The cohesive look provided by customized wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery rather than an afterthought.

Where did Garden Water Fountains Begin?

A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to supply drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be higher and closer to a water supply, such as aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to benefit from gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an excellent source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and memorialize the artist. Roman fountains usually depicted imagery of animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller versions of the gardens of paradise.Garden Water Fountains Begin? 75800617194.jpg King Louis XIV of France wanted to demonstrate his superiority over nature by including fountains in the Gardens of Versailles. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to glorify the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the standard of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely ornamental. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Contemporary fountains are used to adorn community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enhance recreational and entertainment events.

The Original Water Fountain Designers

Multi-talented people, fountain artists from the 16th to the late 18th century frequently functioned as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one person. Leonardo da Vinci as a creative intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso exemplified this Renaissance creator. He systematically documented his examinations in his now much celebrated notebooks about his investigations into the forces of nature and the properties and motion of water. Combining imagination with hydraulic and horticultural expertise, early Italian water feature creators modified private villa settings into ingenious water displays loaded of emblematic implications and natural elegance. The humanist Pirro Ligorio brought the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli and was recognized for his abilities in archeology, architecture and garden design. For the many estates in the vicinity of Florence, other water fountain creators were well versed in humanistic themes and ancient technical texts, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water attributes and water humor.