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Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings

Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains and their Beginnings The incredible construction 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.Modern Garden Decoration: Garden Fountains  Beginnings 52853625.jpg

Originally, fountains only served a functional purpose. 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. 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 source of water such as a reservoir or aqueduct located higher than the fountain. Fountains were not only used as a water source for drinking water, but also to decorate homes and celebrate the designer who created it. The main materials used by the Romans to build their fountains were bronze or stone masks, mostly depicting animals or heroes. Throughout the Middle Ages, Muslim and Moorish garden planners incorporated fountains to create mini depictions of the gardens of paradise. The fountains seen in the Gardens of Versailles were supposed 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 Rome

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

These days, fountains decorate public spaces and are used to recognize individuals or events and fill recreational and entertainment needs.

How Mechanical Designs of Fountains Spread

How Mechanical Designs of Fountains Spread Contributing to the advancement of scientific technology were the published letters and illustrated books of the day. They were also the primary means of transmitting practical hydraulic facts and fountain design ideas throughout Europe. In the late 1500's, a French water fountain architect (whose name has been lost) was the globally distinguished hydraulics pioneer. By developing gardens and grottoes with integrated and ingenious water attributes, he started off his occupation in Italy by getting Royal commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. The text, “The Principles of Moving Forces,” authored towards the end of his lifetime in France, turned into the fundamental writing on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. The publication updated important hydraulic breakthroughs since classical antiquity as well as explaining modern day hydraulic technologies.Mechanical Designs Fountains Spread 670279995322239611.jpg As a mechanical method to move water, Archimedes made the water screw, fundamental among crucial hydraulic innovations. Natural light heated up the liquid in a pair of concealed vessels adjacent to the decorative water feature were shown in an illustration. Actuating the fountain is hot water which expands and rises to close up the pipes. The publication furthermore mentions garden ponds, water wheels, water feature concepts.

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