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The Father Of Rome's Garden Fountain Design And Style

There are countless famous Roman fountains in its city center. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini fashioned, conceptualized and built nearly all of them. Traces of his life's work are apparent throughout the roads of Rome simply because, in addition to his capabilities as a fountain creator, he was also a city architect.Father Rome's Garden Fountain Design Style 2479072229404673.jpg Bernini's father, a recognized Florentine sculptor, guided his young son, and they ultimately moved in Rome, to thoroughly exhibit their artwork in the form of public water features and water fountains. The juvenile Bernini was an exceptional worker and won praise and backing of important painters as well as popes. At the start he was renowned for his sculptural abilities. An authority in classic Greek architecture, he utilized this knowledge as a base and melded it gracefully with Roman marble, most remarkably in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.

The Results of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was drastically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century. Architecture and gardening were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.Results Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Landscaping 14774576666905.jpg Still, home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the rest of the populace. Most often built upon windy peaks, castles were basic constructs that permitted their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, broad valleys. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was impracticable in these unproductive fortifications. The finest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. As a technique of deterring assailants from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace encompasses the building. A picturesque bowling green, covered in grass and surrounded by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, creates one of the terraces.