Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa

Water-lifting System Camillo Agrippa 8882501219497822.jpg Water-lifting System by Camillo Agrippa Though the mechanism made by Agrippa for raising water gained the respect of Andrea Bacci in 1588, it appeared to disappear not very long after. It could perhaps be that in 1592 when Rome’s most recent channel, the Acqua Felice, began providing the Villa Medici, there was simply no longer very much need for the device. Its application may have been limited but Camillo Agrippa’s invention occupied a prominent place in history as the most remarkable water-lifting hardware of its kind in Italy prior to the contemporary era. While there were other relevant water-driven concepts either projected or built during the latter part of the sixteenth century, such as scenographic water displays, giochi d’acqua or water caprices, and musical fountains, none were nourished by water like Agrippa’s device.

The Genesis Of Fountains

The Genesis Of FountainsGenesis Fountains 04526254.jpg A fountain, an amazing piece of engineering, not only supplies drinking water as it pours into a basin, it can also propel water high into the air for an extraordinary effect.

From the onset, outdoor fountains were simply meant to serve as functional elements. People in cities, towns and villages received their drinking water, as well as water to bathe and wash, via aqueducts or springs nearby. Until the late nineteenth, century most water fountains functioned 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. Designers thought of fountains as amazing additions to a living space, however, the fountains also served to supply clean water and celebrate the artist responsible for building it. Bronze or stone masks of animals and heroes were commonly seen on Roman fountains. Muslims and Moorish garden designers of the Middle Ages included fountains to re-create smaller models of the gardens of paradise. Fountains played a considerable role in the Gardens of Versailles, all part of French King Louis XIV’s desire to exercise his power over nature. To mark the entryway of the restored Roman aqueducts, the Popes of the 17th and 18th centuries commissioned the building of baroque style fountains in the spot where the aqueducts arrived in the city of Rome

The end of the nineteenth century saw the increase in usage of indoor plumbing to supply drinking water, so urban fountains were relegated to strictly decorative elements. The introduction of unique water effects and the recycling of water were 2 things made possible by replacing gravity with mechanical pumps.

Modern fountains are used to adorn community spaces, honor individuals or events, and enrich recreational and entertainment events.

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