The Father Of Roman Water Feature Design

The Father Of Roman Water Feature DesignFather Roman  Water Feature Design 22414732239268.jpg There are countless celebrated water features in Rome’s city center. Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century designed, conceived and built nearly all of them. Also a city architect, he had capabilities as a water fountain designer, and records of his life's work are evident throughout the roads of Rome. Bernini's father, a celebrated Florentine sculptor, mentored his young son, and they ultimately relocated in Rome, to thoroughly exhibit their artwork in the form of community water features and water fountains. An diligent employee, the young Bernini earned compliments and patronage of various popes and important designers. Initially he was well known for his sculpting skills. An authority in ancient Greek engineering, he utilized this knowledge as a starting point and melded it flawlessly with Roman marble, most remarkably in the Vatican. Although many artists impacted his artistic endeavors, Michelangelo inspired him the most.

The First Outdoor Garden Fountains of Human History

First Outdoor Garden Fountains Human History 305147066.jpg The First Outdoor Garden Fountains of Human History Towns and villages relied on functional water fountains to channel water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning from nearby sources like lakes, streams, or creeks. In the years before electric power, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity alone, commonly using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the nearby hills. Fountains throughout history have been crafted as memorials, impressing hometown citizens and travelers alike. The common fountains of today bear little resemblance to the very first water fountains. Created for drinking water and ceremonial purposes, the 1st fountains were basic carved stone basins. The original stone basins are presumed to be from around 2000 BC. Early fountains used in ancient civilizations relied on gravity to regulate the movement of water through the fountain. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public statues, as striking as they are practical. The people of Rome began building ornate fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were bronze or stone masks of animals and mythological characters. A well-designed collection of reservoirs and aqueducts kept Rome's public fountains supplied with fresh water.

Where did Landscape Fountains Come From?

Where did Landscape Fountains Come From? The incredible architecture 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.Landscape Fountains Come From? 388358297386755.jpg

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with potable water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the nineteenth century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from the power of gravity. Acting as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also provided clean, fresh drinking water. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were extolled with baroque style fountains made to mark the arrival points of Roman aqueducts.

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 two things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Nowadays, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to honor individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Countless Options in Wall Fountains

The Countless Options in Wall FountainsCountless Options Wall Fountains 638412366911953312.jpg Placing a wall fountain in your yard or patio is ideal when you want to unwind. Moreover, it can be designed to fit into any wall space since it does not occupy much room. The required elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or secured. Traditional, modern, antique, and Asian are just some of the styles from which you can consider.

Usually quite large, freestanding wall fountains, also referred to as floor fountains, have their basins on the ground.

A wall-mounted water feature can either be integrated onto a wall already in existence or fitted into a wall under construction. A cohesive look can be realized with this style of fountain because it seems to become part of the landscape rather than an added element.

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