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Contemporary Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Roots

Contemporary Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains Roots 326510202.jpg The incredible architecture of a fountain allows it to provide clean water or shoot water high into air for dramatic effect and it can also serve as an excellent design feature to enhance your home.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were soley meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs in the area. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains functioned using the force of gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Serving as an element of decoration and celebration, fountains also supplied clean, fresh drinking water. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were meant to show the power over nature held by King Louis XIV of France. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

Urban fountains made at the end of the nineteenth functioned only as decorative and celebratory adornments since indoor plumbing provided the necessary drinking water. Fountains using mechanical pumps instead of gravity enabled fountains to deliver recycled water into living spaces as well as create special water effects.

These days, fountains decorate public areas and are used to pay tribute to individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

The Rewards of Indoor Wall Water Fountains

Indoor fountains are a useful addition in hospitals and wellness clinics because they lend a peaceful, tranquil essence to them. Softly falling water lulls people into a state of peacefulness.

Faster healing is thought to be brought about by indoor fountains as well. According to many doctors and therapists, patients are believed to recover more quickly when these are included in the treatment plan. The comforting, melodious sound of moving water is thought to help those with PTSD and acute insomnolence.

A feeling of security and well-being is enhanced, according to research, when you include an wall fountain in your home. Human beings, as well as this environment, could not survive without the sight and sound of water.

One of the two main components in the art of feng- shui, water is thought to have life-changing effects. Harmonizing our interior environment so that it promotes serenity and peace is one of the main beliefs in feng-shui. The element of water needs to be included in every living area. The front of your home, including the entryway, is the best place to put in a fountain.Rewards Indoor Wall Water Fountains 559487024018.jpg

You and your family will undoubtedly benefit from the inclusion of a water wall in your home, whether it be a wall mounted waterfall, a freestanding water feature or a custom-built one. Placing a fountain in a main room, according to some reports, seems to make people happier, more content, and calm than people who do not have one.

Water Fountain Builders Through History

Water feature designers were multi-talented individuals from the 16th to the late 18th century, often working as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one person. Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, was celebrated as an imaginative intellect, inventor and scientific expert. He methodically captured his observations in his now recognized notebooks, following his immense fascination in the forces of nature inspired him to investigate the qualities and movement of water. Early Italian fountain engineers altered private villa settings into inventive water showcases complete with emblematic meaning and natural beauty by coupling imagination with hydraulic and horticultural talent. The humanist Pirro Ligorio brought the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli and was recognized for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design. For the various estates close to Florence, other fountain creators were well versed in humanist themes and classical scientific texts, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water attributes and water jokes.