Contemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their Beginnings

Contemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains and their BeginningsContemporary Garden Decoration: Large Outdoor Water Fountains Beginnings 868086226902829340.jpg A water fountain is an architectural piece that pours water into a basin or jets it high into the air in order to provide drinking water, as well as for decorative purposes.

The central purpose of a fountain was originally strictly functional. Inhabitants of cities, townships and small towns used them as a source of drinking water and a place to wash, which meant that fountains needed to be connected to nearby aqueduct or spring. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains functioned using 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. Artists thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to provide clean water and celebrate the designer responsible for building it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. During the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden designers included fountains in their designs to mimic the gardens of paradise. To demonstrate his prominence over nature, French King Louis XIV included fountains in the Garden of Versailles. 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 entered the city of Rome

Indoor plumbing became the main source of water by the end of the 19th century thereby limiting urban fountains to mere decorative elements. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the force of gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern-day fountains function mostly as decoration for community spaces, to honor individuals or events, and compliment entertainment and recreational activities.

The Subtle Appeal of the Wall Fountain

Subtle Appeal Wall Fountain 59930457012175.jpg The Subtle Appeal of the Wall Fountain Adding a wall fountain as a design element will make a great impression on your family and friends. In addition to the relaxing background sounds a wall water feature adds to any living space, it also imparts beauty. Think of the positive effects it will have on guests when they experience its wondrous sights and sounds.

A wall fountain can add a great deal of elegance, even to today's living areas. If you wish to enhance your modern-day decor, think about adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Does your home or office have a limited amount of space? A wall water fountain might be the best option for you. Since they are hung on a wall you can save your precious real estate for something else. Busy entryways in corporate buildings are often adorned with one of these kinds of fountains. Wall fountains can be set up on the outside as well. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be used outdoors. Enliven your yard, porch, or other outdoor space with a water fountain made of these water-resistant materials.

Wall fountains can be found in a variety of different styles, ranging from ultra-sleek to traditional and rustic. Your decoration plans determine the most appropriate kind for your needs. The kind of material used depends on the type of space which needs to be decorated such as slate for a traditional lodge or sleek glass for a contemporary apartment. The material you get depends solely on your decor ideas. One thing is sure, however, fountains are elements which will no doubt dazzle your guests.

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Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Water Fountains One can see Bernini's very first masterpiece, the Barcaccia fountain, at the foot of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna.Roman residents and site seers who appreciate conversation as well as being the company of others still flood this spot.... read more


Acqua Vergine: The Answer to Rome's Water Challenges With the building of the first raised aqueduct in Rome, the Aqua Anio Vetus in 273 BC, individuals who lived on the city’s hillsides no longer had to rely strictly on naturally-occurring spring water for their demands.... read more


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Bernini's Outdoor Fountains In Rome’s city center, there are countless easily recognized water fountains.Nearly all of them were planned, architected and built by one of the finest sculptors and designers of the 17th century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.... read more


What Makes Indoor Wall Water Fountains Good for You Indoor fountains are a great addition in hospitals and wellness clinics since they add a peaceful, tranquil essence to them.People are enthralled by the soothing sounds of gently moving water which can result in a state of internal contemplation.... read more