Agrippa's Astonishing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting System

Agrippa's Astonishing, but Mostly Forgotten Water-Lifting System Regrettably, Agrippa’s excellent plan for lifting water was not mentioned much following 1588, when Andrea Bacci acknowledged it widely. It may be that in 1592 when Rome’s most recent conduit, the Acqua Felice, began providing the Villa Medici, there was no longer much need for the device. Its usage could very well have been short but Camillo Agrippa’s invention occupied a prominent place in history as the most spectacular water-lifting hardware of its type in Italy prior to the modern era. Renaissance gardens of the late sixteenth century happened to be home to works including music water features, scenographic water displays and water caprices (giochi d’acqua), but these were not filled with water in ways that defied gravitation itself.

Your Garden: The Perfect Place for a Garden Fountain

Garden: Perfect Place Garden Fountain 033370341389.jpg Your Garden: The Perfect Place for a Garden Fountain You can perfect your outdoor space by adding a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your property or gardening project. Historical fountains and water features have sparked the notice of modern-day designers as well as fountain designers. You can also strengthen the connection to the past by including one of these to your home's interior design. The benefit of having a garden fountain extends beyond its beauty as it also attracts birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. For example, birds lured by a fountain or birdbath can be useful because they fend off annoying flying insects.

Putting in a wall water feature is your best option for a little garden because a spouting or cascading fountain takes up too much space. Two options to choose from include either a freestanding type with an even back set against a fence or wall in your garden, or a wall-mounted, self-contained type which is suspended on a wall. A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some type of fountain mask as well as a basin to gather the water below. Since the plumbing and masonry work is extensive to complete this type of job, you should employ a professional to do it rather than attempt to do it alone.

Fountains for Tight Spaces Since water is reflective, it has the effect of making a small space appear larger than it is.Water features such as fountains benefit from the reflective characteristics stemming from dark materials.... read more


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The Early, Unappreciated Water-Moving Alternative In 1588, Agrippa’s water-lifting creation lured the interest and admiration of Andrea Bacci but that turned out to be one of the last references of the mechanism.... read more


Hydro-Statics & Water Fountains: The Fundamentals When in equilibrium, liquid delivers power to its container or any other material it comes in contact with.There are two forms, hydrostatic load or outside forces.... read more


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What Are Garden Water fountains Made From? Although they come in alternative materials, modern garden fountains tend to be made of metal.Metallic fountains, with their clean lines and sculptural accents, come in in a variety of metals and can accommodate any style or budget.... read more


Use a Water Wall Fountain To Help Boost Air Quality If what you are after is to breathe life into an otherwise uninspiring ambiance, an indoor wall fountain can be the solution.Pleasant to the senses and beneficial to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home.... read more


Keeping Your Large Garden Fountains Tidy Adequate care and regular cleaning are important to the longevity of water fountains.It is easy for foreign items to find their way into outside fountains, so keeping it clean is important.... read more