Aspects of Garden Sculpture in Archaic Greece

Archaic Greeks were well known for creating the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were constructed out of walls and pillars as reliefs.Aspects Garden Sculpture Archaic Greece 8811264706.jpg Most of the freestanding statues were of young, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are called kouros figures. Symbolizing beauty to the Greeks, the kouroi were designed to look rigid and typically had foot forward; the males were vigorous, strong, and naked. The kouroi grew to be life-sized starting in 650 BC. The Archaic period was tumultuous for the Greeks as they evolved into more sophisticated forms of government and art, and acquired more information about the peoples and societies outside of Greece. But in spite of the disputes, the Greek civilization continued to advance, unabated.Outdoor Fountains Found Historical Documents 90816834394.jpg

Outdoor Fountains Found in Historical Documents

Water fountains were originally practical in purpose, used to convey water from canals or creeks to cities and villages, providing the residents with fresh water to drink, wash, and cook with. In the years before electricity, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity alone, commonly using an aqueduct or water supply located far away in the surrounding hills. Inspirational and spectacular, large water fountains have been designed as memorials in many civilizations. Simple in style, the very first water fountains didn't appear much like contemporary fountains. The first recognized water fountain was a natural stone basin created that served as a receptacle for drinking water and ceremonial purposes. Natural stone basins as fountains have been found from 2000 B.C.. The force of gravity was the power source that operated the oldest water fountains. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became elaborate public statues, as beautiful as they are functional. The Romans began building decorative fountains in 6 B.C., most of which were metallic or stone masks of creatures and mythological representations. The extraordinary aqueducts of Rome delivered water to the eye-catching public fountains, many of which you can go see today.

A Small Garden Space? Don't Fret! You Can Still Have a Water Feature

Small Garden Space? Don't Fret! Can Still Water Feature 1868465264247.jpg You can make your space look bigger due to the reflective effect of water. Augmenting the reflective attributes of a fountain or water feature are possible by using dark materials. If your intention is to showcase your new feature at night, underwater lights in various colors and shapes will do the trick. Benefit from the sun’s rays by using eco-lights during the day and underwater lighting fixtures during the night. Alleviating stress and anxiety with their relaxing sounds are some of the applications in nature medicine.

The foliage in your yard is a great spot to fit in your water feature. Your pond, artificial waterway, or fountain is the perfect feature to draw people’s attention. The flexibility of water features is that they can be set up in large backyards as well as in small verandas. The ambience can be significantly changed by placing it in the best place and using the proper accessories.

The Impact of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Landscaping

The introduction of the Normans in the 2nd half of the eleventh century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The talent of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and farming at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the rest of the population. Monasteries and castles served different functions, so while monasteries were massive stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the people focused on understanding offensive and defensive tactics. Tranquil activities such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is symbolized in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most unscathed example we have. The keep is thought to date from the time of William the Conqueror. As a method of deterring attackers from tunneling within the walls, an immense terrace surrounds the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge trimmed into the shape of crude battlements.