Original Water Delivery Techniques in The City Of Rome
With the building of the 1st raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, people who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to depend strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the sole techniques around at the time to supply water to areas of greater elevation. Starting in the sixteenth century, a newer method was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean... read more

Large Outdoor Fountains As Water Elements
Garden wall fountains are important additions to your living areas such as yards, yoga studios, cozy patios, apartment balconies, or office complexes. The soothing sounds of trickling water from this kind of feature please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone closeby. The most important consideration is the aesthetically beautiful form they have which accentuates 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... 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,... read more

How Technical Concepts of Water Fountains Spread
The circulated papers and illustrated pamphlets of the day contributed to the advancements of scientific innovation, and were the primary means of dissiminating practical hydraulic information and fountain suggestions all through Europe. An internationally renowned innovator in hydraulics in the later part of the 1500's was a French fountain engineer, whose name has been lost to history. By creating landscapes and grottoes with integrated and clever water features, he started off his career in Italy by getting imperial... 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... read more

Where did Large Garden Fountains Originate from?
Modern-day fountains serve mostly as decoration for public spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational events. 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 begun to think of their institution as superstitious rather than... 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... 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.... read more