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The Genesis Of Garden Fountains

Genesis Garden Fountains 14774576666905.jpg A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The main purpose of a fountain was originally strictly practical. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to supply potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Acting as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Roman fountains often depicted images of animals or heroes made of metal or stone masks. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. The fountains found in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries manufactured 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.

The end of the 19th century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to purely decorative elements. Gravity was substituted by mechanical pumps in order to permit fountains to bring in clean water and allow for beautiful water displays.

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

The Original Outside Water Fountain Artists

Water fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one. Exemplifying the Renaissance skilled artist as a innovative master, Leonardo da Vinci performed as an inventor and scientific specialist. He carefully recorded his findings in his now celebrated notebooks about his investigations into the forces of nature and the qualities and mobility of water. Transforming private villa settings into ingenious water displays complete with symbolic significance and natural wonder, early Italian fountain designers paired imagination with hydraulic and gardening ability. Known for his incredible skill in archeology, architecture and garden design, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, delivered the vision behind the magnificence in Tivoli. For the various mansions close to Florence, other fountain engineers were well versed in humanist themes as well as classical technical texts, masterminding the excellent water marbles, water highlights and water jokes.

The Broad Array of Outdoor Wall Fountains

Putting a wall fountain in your backyard or patio is ideal when you want to unwind. Even a small space can include a custom-made one. Whether it is stand alone or fitted, you will need a spout, a water bowl, internal piping, and a pump.Broad Array Outdoor Wall Fountains 076390034910305.jpg Traditional, contemporary, antique, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can consider.

Normally quite big, freestanding wall fountains, also known as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

You can choose to put your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. Incorporating this kind of water feature into your landscape adds a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.