Pets and Fountains

Fountain Builders Through History

Fountain Builders History 4405719408.jpg Fountain Builders Through History Frequently working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars, all in one, fountain designers were multi-faceted individuals from the 16th to the late 18th century. Exemplifying the Renaissance artist as a inspiring genius, Leonardo da Vinci worked as an inventor and scientific specialist. He methodically captured his ideas in his currently recognized notebooks, following his immense fascination in the forces of nature guided him to explore the properties and movement of water. Remodeling private villa settings into imaginative water showcases full with symbolic significance and natural wonder, early Italian fountain creators paired creativity with hydraulic and horticultural ability. The humanist Pirro Ligorio, celebrated for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design, delivered the vision behind the splendors in Tivoli. Other water feature designers, masterminding the extraordinary water marbles, water attributes and water humor for the many properties in the vicinity of Florence, were tried and tested in humanist subjects and time-honored scientific readings.

Can Large Garden Fountains Help Purify The Air?

Can Large Garden Fountains Help Purify The Air? You can animate your living area by installing an indoor wall fountain. Pleasant to the senses and advantageous to your health, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. The research behind this theory supports the fact that water fountains can favorably impact your health. Modern-day appliances emit positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions discharged by water features.Can Large Garden Fountains  Help Purify Air? 99272464700101325.jpg Favorable changes to both your mental and physical well-being take place when the negative ions are overpowered by the positive ions. You can become more alert, calm and lively due to an increase in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to heighten your mood and remove air pollutants. They also help to eliminate allergies, contaminants as well as other types of irritants. And lastly, dust contaminants and microbes in the air are removed and lead to improved health.

Wall Water Fountains: An Awesome Sight

Wall Water Fountains: An Awesome Sight Make a good impression on your loved ones by incorporating a wall fountain in your interior design. Having a wall water feature in your daily life not only stimulates the eyes with its splendor but also your ears with the gentle background sounds it produces. You can leave a lasting impression on your guests with the visual elegance and the inviting sounds of this sort of feature.

A wall fountain can contribute a great deal of charm, even to modern living areas.Wall Water Fountains: Awesome   Sight 24656237223836142277.jpg Also made in modern materials such as stainless steel or glass, they can add flair to your interior style. Is the floor space in your residence or business scarce? A wall water fountain might be the best solution for you. Since they are hung on a wall, these features do not take up precious space. Commercial buildings with busy lobbies generally have one of these fountains. Wall fountains are not limited to indoor use, however. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be used externally. Enhance your garden, patio, or other outdoor space with a water fountain made of these water-resistant materials.

There is wide range of different styles in wall fountains running from the contemporary to classic and rustic. The type you pick for your space is dictated by individual decoration preferences. The kind of material used depends on the type of area which needs to be decorated such as slate for a traditional lodge or sleek glass for a contemporary apartment. It is up to you to select the right material for you. No doubt however, fountains are sure to add to your quality of life and impress your guests.

The Major Characteristics of Classic Greek Statuary

Major Characteristics Classic Greek Statuary 781974506282344350.jpg The Major Characteristics of Classic Greek Statuary The primitive Greeks manufactured the very first freestanding statuary, an awesome achievement as most sculptures up until then had been reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi, considered by the Greeks to portray beauty, had one foot stretched out of a fixed forward-facing pose and the male figurines were regularly unclothed, with a strong, sturdy shape. In about 650 BC, the varieties of the kouroi became life-sized. The Archaic period was an awesome time of transformation for the Greeks as they expanded into new modes of government, created unique expressions of art, and attained knowledge of the men and women and cultures outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization went on to advance, unabated.

Anglo Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo Saxon Landscapes at the Time of the Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxons encountered great adjustments to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. Still, home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the entire population. Most often built upon windy peaks, castles were basic constructs that permitted their inhabitants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was impracticable in these fruitless fortifications. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is symbolized in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most unscathed example we have.Anglo Saxon Landscapes  Time Norman Conquest 73013087.jpg The keep is rumored to have been conceived during the time of William the Conqueror. A big terrace intended for walking and as a way to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs about the building. On one of these terraces sits a charming bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

Contemporary Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Beginnings

Contemporary Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Beginnings A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

The primary purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to supply drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Up until the 19th century, fountains had to be more elevated and closer to a water source, including aqueducts and reservoirs, in order to take advantage of gravity which fed the fountains. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the designer who created it.Contemporary Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains  Beginnings 84046390122611393441.jpg Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times used by Romans to decorate their fountains. To replicate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. Fountains enjoyed a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. The Romans of the 17th and 18th centuries created baroque decorative fountains to exalt the Popes who commissioned them as well as to mark the spot where the restored Roman aqueducts entered 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 replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

A Concise History of the Early Public Water Fountains As initially conceived, water fountains were crafted to be practical, directing water from creeks or aqueducts to the citizens of cities and settlements, where the water could be used for cooking food, washing, and drinking.... read more


How Mechanical Designs And Styles of Fountains Spread Contributing to the advancement of scientific technology were the printed papers and illustrated publications of the day. They were also the primary means of transferring practical hydraulic facts and water fountain design ideas all through Europe.... read more


Bernini: The Master of Italy's Most Impressive Water Fountains The Barcaccia, Bernini's first water fountain, is a magnificent chef d'oeuvre built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.To this day, you will see Roman locals and vacation goers filling this space to revel in chit chatter and being among other people.... read more


Bernini’s Very First Italian Water Fountains The Barcaccia, a beautiful fountain built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest fountain.To this day, you will see Roman locals and vacation goers occupying this space to revel in chit chatter and being among other people.... read more


The Use of Outdoor Garden Fountains As Water Features A water feature is a large element which has water streaming in or through it.A simple hanging fountain or an intricate courtyard tiered fountain are just two varieties from the wide range of articles available.... read more


The Godfather Of Roman Public Fountains There are any number of renowned Roman water fountains in its city center.Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century developed, conceptualized and constructed nearly all of them.... read more


Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems Rome’s first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, citizens residing at higher elevations had to rely on natural streams for their water.... read more


The Elegance of Simple Garden Decor: The Water Wall Fountain Since garden water fountains are no longer hooked on a nearby pond, it is possible to install them close to a wall.Excavating, installing and maintaining a nearby pond are no longer necessary.... read more