Did You Know How Mechanical Concepts of Water Fountains Became Known?

Did You Know How Mechanical Concepts of Water Fountains Became Known?Know Mechanical  Concepts Water Fountains Became Known? 834223175354.jpg The circulated documents and illustrated books of the time contributed to the advancements of scientific technology, and were the primary means of spreading useful hydraulic facts and fountain ideas throughout Europe. In the later part of the 1500's, a French water feature architect (whose name has been lost) was the globally renowned hydraulics innovator. By designing gardens and grottoes with integrated and clever water attributes, he started off his occupation in Italy by getting imperial commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. “The Principles of Moving Forces”, a publication that became the fundamental book on hydraulic technology and engineering, was written by him toward the end of his lifetime in France. Updating vital hydraulic advancements of classical antiquity, the book also explains modern hydraulic technologies. The water screw, a mechanical method to move water, and developed by Archimedes, was featured in the book. An ornamental spring with the sun warming the water in two vessels stashed in an neighboring room was displayed in one illustration. Actuating the water feature is hot water that expands and ascends to seal up the conduits. Concepts for pumps, water wheels, water attributes and outdoor ponds are also covered in the publication.

Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Fountains

Bernini: Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Fountains 1847854014.jpg Bernini: The Genius Behind Italy's Greatest Fountains Bernini's earliest water fountain, named Barcaccia, is a breath taking work of art found at the bottom of the Trinita dei Monti in Piaza di Spagna. This spot continues to be filled with Roman locals and tourists who enjoy exchanging gossip or going over the day's news. Today, the city streets surrounding Bernini's fountain are a trendy area where people go to meet, something which the artist would have been pleased to learn. Dating back to around 1630, Pope Urbano VIII commissioned what was to be the earliest water fountain of the artist's career. Depicted in the fountain's design is a large ship gradually sinking into the Mediterranean Sea. Period reports dating back to the 16th century indicate that the fountain was constructed as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the great flooding of the Tevere. In what turned out to be his one and only prolonged absence from Italy, Bernini {journeyed | traveled] to France in 1665.
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