Pets and Fountains

The Dispersion of Water Fountain Design Technology

The Dispersion of Water Fountain Design TechnologyDispersion Water Fountain Design Technology 288997016700638.jpg Spreading useful hydraulic knowledge and water fountain design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the published documents and illustrated books of the time. An unnamed French water feature designer came to be an internationally renowned hydraulic innovator in the late 1500's. By designing landscapes and grottoes with built-in and ingenious water attributes, he started off his profession in Italy by receiving imperial commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. In France, near the end of his lifetime, he wrote “The Principle of Moving Forces”, a publication that became the essential text on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Classical antiquity hydraulic advancements were detailed as well as changes to essential classical antiquity hydraulic breakthroughs in the book. As a mechanized method to push water, Archimedes invented the water screw, fundamental among crucial hydraulic innovations. Sunlight warming water in a pair of containers concealed in a room adjacent to an decorative water fountain was displayed in one illustration. The end result: the fountain is activated by the heated liquid expanding and rising up the pipes. Pumps, water wheels, water attributes and backyard pond concepts are covered in the text.

"Primitive" Greek Art: Outdoor Statuary

"Primitive" Greek Art: Outdoor Statuary Up until the Archaic Greeks created the first freestanding sculpture, a phenomenal success, carvings had mainly been done in walls and pillars as reliefs. Most of these freestanding sculptures were what is known as kouros figures, statues of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks. The kouroi, viewed as by the Greeks to exemplify beauty, had one foot extended out of a fixed forward-facing pose and the male figurines were regularly nude, with a compelling, powerful physique. In about 650 BC, the varieties of the kouroi became life-sized. A significant period of modification for the Greeks, the Archaic period introduced about new forms of state, expressions of art, and a higher appreciation of people and customs outside of Greece. But in spite of the conflicts, the Greek civilization continued to progress, unabated.

Bernini’s Very First Italian Fountains The Barcaccia, a stunning water fountain built at the base of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna, was Bernini's earliest fountain.Roman locals and site seers who appreciate conversation as well as being the company of others still go to this spot.... read more


The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Outdoor Fountains Water fountains will last a long time with routine cleaning and maintenance.Leaves, twigs, and bugs often find their way into fountains, so it is important to keep yours free from such things.... read more


Water Fountain Engineers Through History Water fountain designers were multi-talented individuals 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 person.... read more


The Impact of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Gardens The introduction of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.Architecture and gardening were skills that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation.... read more