Where did Fountains Come From?

Where did Fountains Come From? A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also launch water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

Pure functionality was the original purpose of fountains.Fountains Come From? 847605785768.jpg Water fountains were connected to a spring or aqueduct to provide drinkable water as well as bathing water for cities, townships and villages. Until the late 19th, century most water fountains operated using gravity to allow water to flow or jet into the air, therefore, they needed a supply 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 artist who created it. Animals or heroes made of bronze or stone masks were often times utilized by Romans to decorate their fountains. Muslims and Moorish landscaping designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. Fountains enjoyed a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. The Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries were glorified with baroque style fountains built to mark the place of entry of Roman aqueducts.

Since indoor plumbing became the norm of the day for clean, drinking water, by the end of the 19th century urban fountains were no longer needed for this purpose and they became purely decorative. Amazing water effects and recycled water were made possible by switching the power of gravity with mechanical pumps.

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

Landscape Fountains As Water Elements

Landscape Fountains Water Elements 977546391744700.jpg Landscape Fountains As Water Elements The definition of a water feature is a large element which has water flowing in or through it. The range of items available run the gamut from uncomplicated suspended wall fountains to elaborate courtyard tiered fountains. Known for their versatility, they can be used either indoors or outdoors. Ponds and pools are also considered water features.

Look into placing a water feature such as a garden wall fountain to your large backyard, yoga studio, comfy patio, apartment balcony, or office space. The pleasant sounds of flowing water from this kind of feature please the senses of sight and hearing of anyone nearby. With their visibly pleasing form you can also use them to enhance the style in your home or other living space. Softly moving water not only results in a feeling of peace, it also masks bothersome noises and produces an enchanting water show.

Can Outdoor Wall Fountains Help Purify The Air?

Can Outdoor Wall Fountains Help Purify The Air?Can Outdoor Wall Fountains Help Purify Air? 51442541.jpg An otherwise lackluster ambiance can be pepped up with an indoor wall fountain. Pleasant to the senses and advantageous to your well-being, these indoor features are an excellent addition to your home. The science behind this theory supports the idea that water fountains can favorably affect your health. Water features in general produce negative ions which are then counterbalanced by the positive ions created by contemporary conveniences. The negative ions generated by these kinds of water features overtake the positive ones ending in positive shifts to both your psychological and physical health. You can become more alert, calm and lively due to an boost in the serotonin levels resulting from these types of features. Indoor wall fountains {generate negative ions which serve to heighten your mood and eliminate air pollutants. They also help to reduce allergies, contaminants as well as other types of irritants. And lastly, dust contaminants and microbes in the air are eliminated and lead to improved health.

How Technical Designs of Outdoor Spread

Technical Designs Outdoor Spread 3333321202654.jpg How Technical Designs of Outdoor Spread Spreading pragmatic hydraulic facts and water feature design ideas throughout Europe was accomplished with the published papers and illustrated publications of the time. An un-named French fountain designer was an internationally famed hydraulic leader in the later part of the 1500's. His expertise in designing gardens and grottoes with built-in and imaginative water features began in Italy and with commissions in Brussels, London and Germany. In France, near the end of his lifetime, he penned “The Principle of Moving Forces”, a publication that became the fundamental text on hydraulic mechanics and engineering. Explaining contemporary hydraulic systems, the publication also modernized key hydraulic developments of classical antiquity. The water screw, a mechanical way to move water, and invented by Archimedes, was featured in the book. Sunlight heating water in a pair of vessels hidden in a room adjacent to an decorative water feature was presented in one illustration. The hot water expands and then rises and closes the pipes consequently activating the water feature. Models for pumps, water wheels, water attributes and garden ponds are also covered in the publication.
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