Pets and Fountains

"Old School" Garden Fountain Creative Designers

"Old School" Garden Fountain Creative Designers Water feature designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, often serving as architects, sculptors, artisans, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, was notable as a creative master, inventor and scientific master. The forces of nature inspired him to examine the qualities and movement of water, and due to his curiosity, he carefully recorded his findings in his now famed notebooks. Remodeling private villa settings into innovative water displays full with symbolic interpretation and natural beauty, early Italian water feature creators fused curiosity with hydraulic and gardening ability. Known for his virtuosity in archeology, design and garden design, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, provided the vision behind the magnificence in Tivoli. Other water feature designers, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water features and water antics for the various estates near Florence, were tried and tested in humanistic themes and traditional scientific texts.

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From?

Where did Large Garden Fountains Come From? The incredible construction of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to complement your home.

Pure practicality was the original role of fountains. Water fountains were linked to a spring or aqueduct to provide drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up to the late 19th century, water fountains had to be near an aqueduct or reservoir and higher than the fountain so that gravity could make the water move down or jet high into the air. Acting as an element of adornment and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were frequently seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners included fountains to create smaller depictions of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable 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 laud their positions by adding beautiful baroque-style fountains at the point where restored Roman aqueducts arrived into the city.

Indoor plumbing became the key source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby restricting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The creation of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.Large Garden Fountains  Come From? 668230747178863.jpg

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and enhance entertainment and recreational events.

Use a Large Garden Fountains To Help Boost Air Quality If what you want is to breathe life into an otherwise uninspiring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the answer.Setting up this type of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health.... read more


The Countless Construction Materials of Outdoor Water fountains Most modern garden fountains come in metal, although many other types exist.Metals tend to yield clean lines and unique sculptural accents and can fit almost any design preference or budget.... read more


The Effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Landscaping The Anglo-Saxon way of life was dramatically changed by the appearance of the Normans in the later eleventh century.Architecture and horticulture were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.... read more


The Outdoor Fountains Villages and communities depended on working water fountains to funnel water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning from local sources like ponds, channels, or springs.... read more


A Concise History of Early Public Water Features Water fountains were at first practical in purpose, used to convey water from rivers or springs to cities and hamlets, providing the residents with fresh water to drink, wash, and cook with.... read more


Did You Know How Technical Designs of Water Fountains Became Known? Dissiminating useful hydraulic knowledge and water fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the published papers and illustrated books of the time.... read more


Bernini: The Master of Italy's Greatest Water Fountains One can see Bernini's very first masterpiece, the Barcaccia fountain, at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.To this day, you will find Roman locals and vacation goers occupying this space to revel in chit chatter and being among other people.... read more


The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Wall fountains Adequate care and regular cleaning are important to the longevity of water fountains.A common concern with fountains is that they tend to collect dirt and debris, so it is vital that you keep it free from this.... read more