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The Various Construction Materials of Large Garden Fountains

Though they come in alternative materials, contemporary garden fountains tend to be made of metal. Metals tend to create clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design theme or budget. Your landscape should complement the style of your house.

Presently, copper is quite common for sculptural garden fountains. Copper is appropriate for many fountain styles, including tabletop and cascade water fountains, and can be put either inside or outside - making it a great choice. If you choose to go with copper, your fountain can be any style from fun and whimsical to contemporary.

Also common, brass fountains generally have a more old-fashioned style to them versus their copper counterpart. Although it is not the most modern, the creatures and sculptural features you find on fountains are mostly made of brass, thus making them very popular.

Of all the metals, stainless steel is seen as the most modern -looking. Adding a modern-looking steel design will immediately add value to your garden and enhance the overall mood. As with any type of fountain, they are available in numerous sizes.

For people who want the appearance of a metal fountain but desire a lighter weight and more affordable option, fiberglass is the answer. The upkeep of fiberglass water fountains is quite simple, so they have many advantages that people appreciate.Archaic Greek Art: Outdoor Statuary 75800617194.jpg

Archaic Greek Art: Outdoor Statuary

Archaic Greeks were known for creating the first freestanding statuary; up till then, most carvings were made out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi, regarded by the Greeks to exemplify beauty, had one foot extended out of a strict forward-facing pose and the male figurines were regularly nude, with a powerful, strong physique. Around 650 BC, life-sized versions of the kouroi began to be observed. The Archaic period was an incredible point of change for the Greeks as they expanded into new forms of government, formed novel expressions of art, and gained information of the men and women and cultures outside of Greece. Still these disagreements did not stop the emergence of the Greek civilization. {

The Many Styles of Wall Fountains

Small patios or courtyards are an ideal place to install wall fountains since they add style to an area with limited space. When looking at the many types of outdoor wall fountains available including traditional, antique, contemporary, or Asian, you are certain to find one most suitable to your design ideas. Your preferences dictate the type you buy so while there may not be a prefabricated fountain to suit you, you do have the option of having a customized one.Many Styles Wall Fountains 207025070414862650.jpg

There are two specific sorts of fountains you can buy: mounted and free-standing. Mounted wall fountains are small and self-contained versions which can be displayed on a wall. Wall fountains made of resin (resembling stone) or fiberglass are normally 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 flat side positioned against a wall. Typically constructed of cast stone, this style of water feature is not limited in weight.

Custom-built fountains which can be integrated into a new or existing wall are often prescribed by landscaping designers. A expert mason is necessary to install the water basin against the wall and correctly install all the plumbing inside or behind the wall. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask built into it. Customized wall fountains add to a unified look because they become part of the landscape rather than look like a later addition.