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Creators of the First Outside Garden Fountains

Creators First Outside Garden Fountains 151337158458374537.jpg Creators of the First Outside Garden Fountains Frequently working as architects, sculptors, designers, engineers and cultivated scholars, all in one, fountain creators were multi-faceted people from the 16th to the later part of the 18th century. Throughout the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci exemplified the artist as an inspired intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso. He systematically reported his findings in his now much celebrated notebooks about his research into the forces of nature and the attributes and movement of water. Combining inventiveness with hydraulic and landscaping expertise, early Italian fountain developers changed private villa settings into amazing water exhibits loaded with emblematic meaning and natural wonder. The humanist Pirro Ligorio, renowned for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design, delivered the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli. Other water feature developers, masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water functions and water jokes for the countless mansions in the vicinity of Florence, were tried and tested in humanist topics and time-honored scientific readings.

Early Water Supply Solutions in Rome

Early Water Supply Solutions Rome 146782500.jpg Early Water Supply Solutions in Rome Previous to 273, when the first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in Rome, residents who dwelled on hills had to travel even further down to gather their water from natural sources. When aqueducts or springs weren’t accessible, people living at raised elevations turned to water removed from underground or rainwater, which was made possible by wells and cisterns. From the early sixteenth century, water was routed to Pincian Hill by way of the subterranean channel of Acqua Vergine. As originally constructed, the aqueduct was provided along the length of its channel with pozzi (manholes) constructed at regular intervals. Although they were primarily developed to make it possible to support the aqueduct, Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi began using the manholes to gather water from the channel, opening when he acquired the property in 1543. The cistern he had made to gather rainwater wasn’t adequate to meet his water requirements. By using an opening to the aqueduct that ran below his property, he was set to fulfill his water wants.

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Water Delivery Solutions in Ancient Rome Rome’s very first elevated aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, people residing at higher elevations had to rely on local springs for their water.... read more


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