"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... read more

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 separate functions, so while monasteries were enormous... read more

The Many Styles of Wall Fountains
You can decide to put your wall-mounted feature on an preexisting wall or build it into a new wall. Incorporating this type of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to achieve rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later. read more

Garden Fountain Builders Through History
Often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one, from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century, fountain designers were multi-faceted individuals, During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the artist as a innovative wizard, inventor and scientific specialist. He systematically captured his experiences in his now famed notebooks, following his tremendous interest in the... 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... 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... 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

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 an afterthought. read more

Bernini's Outdoor Fountains
There are countless celebrated water fountains in Rome’s city center. One of the greatest sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, created and built nearly all of them. His skills as a water fountain designer and also as a city architect, are visible all through the avenues of Rome. To completely express their artwork, primarily in the form of community water features and water features, Bernini's... 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 position as the Grand Duke of Tuscany, after the demise of his brother, Francesco di Medici, in... read more