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Outdoor Wall Fountains: The Many Styles on the Market

Small patios or courtyards are a perfect place to set up wall fountains because they add style to an area with little space. The myriad of designs in outdoor wall fountains, including traditional, classic, contemporary, or Asian, means that you can find the one suitable to your wishes. It is possible to have one customized if you are not able to find a prefabricated fountain to suit you.

Depending on your wishes, you can pick from mounted or freestanding models. Mounted wall fountains are little and self-contained variations which can be hung on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are usually light so they can be easily hung. In large stand-alone fountains, otherwise known as wall fountains, the basin is located on the ground with the smooth side positioned against a wall. Typically composed of cast stone, this style of water feature is not restricted in weight.

Custom-built fountains which can be incorporated into a new or existing wall are often recommended by landscaping designers. Installing the basin against the wall and installing all the plumbing work needs a expert mason to do it correctly. The wall will have to have a spout or fountain mask incorporated into it. Customized wall fountains lend to a unified appearance because they become part of the scenery rather than look like a later addition.

Anglo-Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The introduction of the Normans in the 2nd half of the eleventh century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. Architecture and gardening were abilities that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But there was no time for home life, domesticated architecture, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole region. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were often important stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were built on windy crests where their residents devoted time and space to tasks for offense and defense. The calm practice of gardening was unrealistic in these bleak bastions. The best specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. A big terrace meant for exercising and as a way to stop attackers from mining under the walls runs about the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Gian Bernini's Garden Fountains

In Rome’s city center, there are countless famous water fountains.Gian Bernini's Garden Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg Nearly all of them were planned, architected and constructed by one of the finest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. He was also a urban designer, in addition to his skills as a fountain engineer, and traces of his life's work are noticeable all through the streets of Rome. To completely exhibit their skill, chiefly in the form of community water features and water features, Bernini's father, a distinguished Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately relocated in the City of Rome. An diligent worker, the young Bernini acquired compliments and patronage of various popes and influential artists. At the beginning he was renowned for his sculptural expertise. An authority in ancient Greek architecture, he used this knowledge as a platform and melded it seamlessly with Roman marble, most famously in the Vatican. He was affected by many a great artists, however, Michelangelo had the biggest impact on his work.

Aspects of Outdoor Statuary in Archaic Greece

The primitive Greeks developed the very first freestanding statuary, an amazing achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were created to appear rigid and typically had foot forward; the males were healthy, strong, and naked. Around 650 BC, life-sized variations of the kouroi began to be observed. Throughout the Archaic period, a great time of changes, the Greeks were developing new types of government, expressions of art, and a better awareness of people and cultures outside Greece. Nevertheless, the Greek civilization was not slowed down by these fights.