Anglo-Saxon Grounds During the Norman Conquest
The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century irreparably improved The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The ability of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and agriculture at the time of the conquest. However the Normans had to pacify the overall territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Monasteries and castles served ... read more

Ancient Greece: The Beginnings of Outdoor Statue Design
Historically|Traditionally|In the past}, the vast majority of sculptors were paid by the temples to embellish the involved pillars and archways with renderings of the gods, but as the period came to a close it grew to be more common for sculptors to present ordinary people as well because many Greeks had... read more

How Much Do Pets Benefit from Water Features
House pets may be dubious of a new water feature so be certain to take them into consideration before buying one. Your pet dog could think that your freestanding fountain resembles a large pond to drink from or a pool in which to swim. Consider fitting a water element in your yard since it is a feature that will affect your much loved pets positively. Give some thought to the ideal place to... read more

Keep Your Garden Wall Fountain Clean
And finally, make sure the water level is consistently full in order to keep your fountain running optimally. Allowing the water to drop below the pump’s intake level, can cause severe damage and even make the pump burn out - an undesired outcome! read more

The Magic of Wall Water Fountains
Wall fountains can be manufactured in a wide array of different designs ranging from contemporary to classic and provincial. The type you select for your space is dictated by individual decoration preferences. The components utilzed to decorate a mountain lodge are different from that needed to beautify a high-rise apartment, the former perhaps requiring slate and the latter better served with sleek glass. Your individual ... read more

The Rewards of Interior Wall Water Fountains
If you are searching for a water wall that best suits your families’ needs think about one of the many types available including a mounted waterfall, a stand-alone water feature or a custom-built fountain. Adding a fountain in a central room, according to some reports, seems to make people happier, more content, and calm than people who do not have... read more

The Many Good Reasons to Include a Wall Fountain
Spouting or cascading fountains are not the best choice for a small backyard since they need a great deal of space. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is hung directly on a wall. Be sure to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the base if you wish to add a fountain to your living area. It is best not... read more

"Primitive" Greek Artwork: Large Statuary
The first freestanding sculpture was developed by the Archaic Greeks, a distinguished accomplishment since until then the sole carvings in existence were reliefs cut into walls and pillars. Kouros figures, sculptures of young, attractive male or female (kore) Greeks, made up the majority of the sculptures. The kouroi were believed by the Greeks to represent beauty and were sculpted with one foot leading and an uncompromising stiffness to their forward-facing poses; the male statues were always strapping, sinewy, and undressing. In around 650 BC, the varieties of... read more

Outdoor Elegance: Landscape Fountains
Any number of materials can be utilized to make garden wall features, but stone and metal are the most frequently used. Knowing the style you want shows the right material to use. It is best to shop for garden wall fountains which are easy to install, handmade and lightweight. Ensure that your water feature is manageable as far as maintenance is concerned. In general, most installations are straight forward because the only pieces which may require scrutiny are the re-circulating pump and the hanging... read more

Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa
Regrettably, Agrippa’s wonderful design for lifting water wasn’t discussed much after 1588, when Andrea Bacci acclaimed it publicly. It may have come to be outdated when the Villa Medici was set to get water from the Acqua Felice, the early contemporary channel, in 1592. Even though it’s more likely that it was essentially discarded when Ferdinando ceded his cardinalship and returned back to Florence, securing his... read more