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Water Fountain Engineers Through History

Multi-talented individuals, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century frequently worked as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and cultivated scholars all in one person. During the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the artist as a inspired intellect, creator and scientific specialist. He methodically recorded his observations in his now celebrated notebooks, after his immense interest in the forces of nature inspired him to investigate the qualities and motion of water. Combining imagination with hydraulic and gardening talent, early Italian fountain engineers changed private villa settings into innovative water displays complete with emblematic meaning and natural wonder.Water Fountain Engineers History 8938305127722011871.jpg The splendors in Tivoli were provided by the humanist Pirro Ligorio, who was famed for his capabilities in archeology, architecture and garden design. Well versed in humanist subjects as well as classic technical texts, other fountain creators were masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water properties and water jokes for the numerous lands near Florence.

Aqueducts: The Answer to Rome's Water Problems

With the construction of the very first raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, individuals who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to depend strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people dwelling at higher elevations turned to water drawn from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. In the early 16th century, the city began to utilize the water that ran below ground through Acqua Vergine to provide water to Pincian Hill.Aqueducts: Answer Rome's Water Problems 07099963.jpg As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. Even though they were originally developed to make it possible to service the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi started out using the manholes to accumulate water from the channel, commencing when he obtained the property in 1543. He didn’t get enough water from the cistern that he had built on his property to gather rainwater. To provide himself with a more practical way to assemble water, he had one of the manholes exposed, providing him access to the aqueduct below his residence.

The Godfather Of Roman Fountains

There are countless famous fountains in the city center of Rome. One of the best ever sculptors and artists of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed, conceptualized and constructed nearly all of them.Godfather Roman Fountains 33549386067988381.jpg Traces of his life's work are obvious all through the avenues of Rome simply because, in addition to his capabilities as a water fountain creator, he was additionally a city architect. Eventually travelling to Rome to fully reveal their art, primarily in the shape of public water features, Bernini’s father, a famed Florentine sculptor, guided his young son. An exemplary worker, Bernin received praise and the patronage of popes and important artists. Originally he was renowned for his sculpting skills. Working seamlessly with Roman marble, he made use of a base of knowledge in the historical Greek architecture, most obviously in the Vatican. Though he was influenced by many, Michelangelo had the most serious effect on him, both personally and professionally.

The Origins Of Garden Fountains

The dramatic or ornamental effect of a fountain is just one of the purposes it fulfills, as well as supplying drinking water and adding a decorative touch to your property.

Pure practicality was the original role of fountains. Cities, towns and villages made use of nearby aqueducts or springs to supply them with drinking water as well as water where they could bathe or wash. Used until the 19th century, in order for fountains to flow or shoot up into the air, their origin 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. Bronze or stone masks of wildlife and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to re-create the gardens of paradise. The fountains found 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 construction of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of RomeOrigins Garden Fountains 548437558545895618.jpg

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. The introduction of special water effects and the recycling of water were two things made possible by swapping gravity with mechanical pumps.

Beautifying city parks, honoring people or events and entertaining, are some of the functions of modern-day fountains.Discover Tranquility Outdoor Fountains 18751472790.jpg

Discover Tranquility with Outdoor Fountains

Water gives tranquility to your garden environment. The loud noises in your community can be masked by the delicate sounds of a fountain. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy nature. Many therapies use water as a healing element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their remedies. Create the perfect haven for your body and mind and get yourself a fountain or pond today!