"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... read more

Pick from Any Number of Exterior Wall Fountain Styles
Many experienced landscapers favor custom-built fountains which can be integrated into a brand-new wall or an existing one. The basin and all the required plumbing are best installed by a trained mason. The wall will need to have a spout or fountain mask incorporated into it. The unified look produced by customized wall fountains make them appear to be part of the scenery instead of ... read more

Fountains Hydro-statics for Dummies
All liquids in a state of equilibrium exert energy on the materials it comes in contact with. There exist two types of force, hydrostatic energies and external forces. The liquid applies the very same amount of force to the varied spots that it comes in contact with, provided that the surface is standard. All points on an object’s surface are affected by vertical pressure when the object is entirely submerged in a liquid that’s in a state of equilibrium. We refer to this concept as Archimedes’ principle, which deals with the forces of buoyancy. Liquid acted on by... 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... read more

Use a Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality
If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise boring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the solution. Your eyes, your ears and your health can be favorably impacted by including this type of indoor feature in your home. The research behind this theory endorses the fact that water fountains can positively impact your health. Water features in general generate negative ions which are then counterbalanced by the positive ions created by the latest conveniences. Positive ... 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 hardware whereas other kinds of setups can be a bit more... 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... read more

The Early Society: Outdoor Fountains
Fountains and Water and the Minoan Civilization They not only aided with the water supplies, they extracted rainwater and wastewater as well. They were for the most part constructed from clay or rock. Anytime terracotta was employed, it was normally for canals as well as water pipes which came in rectangle-shaped or round forms. There are... read more

The Origins of Modern Outdoor Wall Fountains
During his reign (1397-1455) of the Roman Catholic Church, the intellectual Pope Nicholas V commissioned countless of translations of ancient Greek classics into Latin. He also initiated the embellishment of the city to turn it into the true capital of the Christian world. The decaying Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water in the into the capital city from countless miles away was restored beginning in 1453 at his request. The mostra, a monumental dedicatory fountain constructed by ancient Romans to mark the... read more

Interior Wall Water Features are Ideal for Home or Workplace
While sitting under your wall fountain you can revel in the tranquility it provides after a long day's work and enjoy watching your favorite sporting event. Indoor fountains generate harmonious sounds which are thought to emit negative ions, remove dust as well as pollen, all while creating a calming and relaxing setting. read more