Garden Fountain Builders Through History

Fountain designers were multi-talented people from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one. Throughout the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the artist as a imaginative wizard, inventor and scientific specialist. With his immense fascination about the forces of nature, he researched the properties and movement of water and methodically documented his findings in his now celebrated notebooks. Converting private villa settings into innovative water displays complete of symbolic significance and natural beauty, early Italian water feature engineers fused imagination with hydraulic and gardening knowledge. Known for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, delivered the vision behind the magnificence in Tivoli. Masterminding the fascinating water marbles, water features and water antics for the numerous properties in the vicinity of Florence, some other fountain engineers were well versed in humanistic topics and classical scientific texts.Anglo Saxon Gardens Time Norman Conquest 52685403626548960637.jpg

Anglo Saxon Gardens at the Time of the Norman Conquest

Anglo-Saxons felt extraordinary adjustments to their daily lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The talent of the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons' in architecture and farming at the time of the conquest. However the Normans had to pacify the entire territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Because of this, castles were cruder structures than monasteries: Monasteries were often important stone buildings set in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were constructed on windy crests where their citizens devoted time and space to projects for offense and defense. The calm method of gardening was impractical in these dismal bastions. Berkeley Castle, perhaps the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to attackers wanting to excavate under the castle walls. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge trimmed into the figure of crude battlements.

Archaic Greek Art: Garden Statuary

Archaic Greeks were known for providing the first freestanding statuary; up until then, most carvings were formed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Younger, ideal male or female (kore) Greeks were the subject matter of most of the statues, or kouros figures. The kouroi were seen by the Greeks to embody 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 undressing.Archaic Greek Art: Garden Statuary 71963327.jpg Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. During the Archaic time, a big time of changes, the Greeks were developing new types of government, expressions of art, and a greater understanding of people and cultures outside Greece. Still these disputes did not prevent the growth of the Greek civilization. {

The Multiple Kinds of Wall Fountains

A small patio or a courtyard is a great spot to put your wall fountain when you need peace and quiet. Even a little space can contain a customized one. The necessary elements include a spout, a water basin, internal tubing, and a pump regardless of whether it is freestanding or secured. There are any number of different styles available on the market including traditional, fashionable, classical, or Asian.Multiple Kinds Wall Fountains 96494899816.jpg

With its basin placed on the ground, freestanding wall fountains, or floor fountains, are generally quite large in size.

A wall-mounted water feature can either be integrated onto a wall already in existence or built into a wall under construction. Integrating this type of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.