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The Original Outdoor Water Feature Designers

Fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, often serving as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one.Original Outdoor Water Feature Designers 75800617194.jpg Leonardo da Vinci as a inspired master, inventor and scientific virtuoso exemplified this Renaissance master. The forces of nature inspired him to research the qualities and movement of water, and due to his fascination, he systematically captured his experiences in his now celebrated notebooks. Early Italian water feature engineers changed private villa configurations into inspiring water showcases full with emblematic meaning and natural elegance by combining imagination with hydraulic and gardening experience. The humanist Pirro Ligorio, distinguished for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design, delivered the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli. Other fountain engineers, masterminding the fantastic water marbles, water features and water humor for the many mansions near Florence, were tried and tested in humanistic subjects and classical scientific texts.

The Origins Of Garden Fountains

The amazing or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, in addition to delivering drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Originally, fountains only served a practical purpose. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area. Up until the nineteenth, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water supply, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were an optimal source of water, and also served to adorn living areas and celebrate the designer. Roman fountains often depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create smaller depictions of the gardens of paradise.Origins Garden Fountains 75800617194.jpg Fountains enjoyed a significant role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exert his power over nature. Seventeen and 18 century Popes sought to exalt their positions by including decorative baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm 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 decorative. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity allowed fountains to provide recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

Embellishing city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the uses of modern-day fountains.