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The History of Fountains

History Fountains 571879181625898.jpg The History of Fountains Pope Nicholas V, himself a learned man, reigned the Roman Catholic Church from 1397 to 1455 during which time he commissioned many translations of ancient classic Greek documents into Latin. He undertook the beautification of Rome to make it into the worthy capital of the Christian world. In 1453 the Pope commissioned the reconstruction of the Aqua Vergine, an historic Roman aqueduct which had carried fresh drinking water into the city from eight miles away. The ancient Roman custom of marking the arrival point of an aqueduct with an magnificent celebratory fountain, also known as a mostra, was restored by Nicholas V. The architect Leon Battista Alberti was commissioned by the Pope to put up a wall fountain where we now see the Trevi Fountain. The water which eventually furnished the Trevi Fountain as well as the famed baroque fountains in the Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Navona flowed from the modified aqueduct which he had renovated.

Did You Know How Technical Concepts of Fountains Became Known?

Did You Know How Technical Concepts of Fountains Became Known?Know  Technical  Concepts   Fountains Became Known? 187127302.jpg The circulated papers and illustrated publications of the day contributed to the development of scientific innovation, and were the chief methods of spreading practical hydraulic information and water fountain ideas all through Europe. A globally recognized innovator in hydraulics in the late 1500's was a French fountain designer, whose name has been lost to history. His expertise in creating gardens and grottoes with built-in and ingenious water features began in Italy and with commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. The text, “The Principles of Moving Forces,” penned near the end of his lifetime in France, became the fundamental writing on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Classical antiquity hydraulic discoveries were outlined as well as changes to crucial classical antiquity hydraulic discoveries in the publication. Prominent among these works were those of Archimedes, the inventor of the water screw, a mechanized method of moving water. A pair of concealed containers heated up by the sun's rays in an area adjacent to the ornamental water feature were shown in an illustration. What occurs is the hot water expanded, goes up and closes up the pipes leading to the water fountain, thereby leading to stimulation. Concepts for pumps, water wheels, water features and outdoor ponds are also covered in the publication.

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What Are Outdoor Water fountains Made From? Though they come in alternative materials, modern garden fountains tend to be made of metal.Metallic versions offer clean lines and unique sculptural accents and will fit in with nearly any decorative style and budget.... read more


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Discover Peace with Outdoor Water Features Your mood is positively influenced by having water in your garden.The trickling sounds coming from your fountain be helpful in masking any bothersome sounds in your surroundings.... read more


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