The Many Types of Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to situate your wall fountain when you seek out peace and quiet. Moreover, it can be made to fit into any wall space since it does not occupy much room. Both the stand alone and mounted types must have a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump. Traditional, contemporary, antique, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can choose.

Also referred to as a floor fountain, a stand-alone wall fountain is normally rather big, and its basin is installed on the ground.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted fountain onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. The appearance of your landscape will seem more cohesive instead of disjointed when you put in this kind of fountain.

The Original Fountain Artists

Water feature designers were multi-talented individuals from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artisans, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci as a imaginative master, inventor and scientific expert exemplified this Renaissance creator. He methodically registered his examinations in his now much celebrated notebooks about his research into the forces of nature and the attributes and mobility of water. Combining inventiveness with hydraulic and horticultural talent, early Italian water feature creators transformed private villa settings into amazing water displays loaded with emblematic implications and natural charm. Known for his virtuosity in archeology, design and garden creations, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, offered the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli. Other water feature engineers, masterminding the incredible water marbles, water features and water humor for the various mansions in the vicinity of Florence, were tried and tested in humanistic subject areas and classical scientific texts.Contemporary Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains Beginnings 97298218143885.jpg

Contemporary Garden Decor: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Beginnings

A fountain, an incredible piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

From the beginning, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements. Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to provide potable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their source of water such as reservoirs or aqueducts, had to be higher than the water fountain in order to benefit from gravity. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to adorn homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main components used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly illustrating animals or heroes. To illustrate the gardens of paradise, Muslim and Moorish garden planners of the Middle Ages added fountains to their designs. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were intended to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entrance of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

The end of the nineteenth century saw the rise in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. The creation of unique water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Decorating city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the purposes of modern-day fountains.