Ancient Water Fountain Designers

Ancient Water Fountain Designers 446369653199015.jpg Ancient Water Fountain Designers Multi-talented people, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century often served as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci, a Renaissance artist, was celebrated as an ingenious intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso. With his immense fascination about the forces of nature, he examined the properties and movement of water and also systematically annotated his findings in his now famed notebooks. Early Italian water feature designers changed private villa configurations into innovative water showcases full of symbolic meaning and natural charm by combining creativity with hydraulic and gardening experience. Known for his virtuosity in archeology, design and garden design, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, delivered the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli. Masterminding the phenomenal water marbles, water features and water antics for the numerous estates in the vicinity of Florence, other water fountain designers were well versed in humanistic subjects as well as time-honored technical texts.

Rome’s First Water Delivery Solutions

Rome’s First Water Delivery Solutions Rome’s 1st raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; before that, residents living at higher elevations had to rely on natural springs for their water. Outside of these aqueducts and springs, wells and rainwater-collecting cisterns were the lone technological innovations obtainable at the time to supply water to areas of greater elevation. Beginning in the sixteenth century, a unique approach was introduced, using Acqua Vergine’s subterranean sectors to generate water to Pincian Hill.Rome’s First Water Delivery Solutions 4115795981898.jpg The aqueduct’s channel was made available by pozzi, or manholes, that were situated along its length when it was 1st engineered. The manholes made it less demanding to clean the channel, but it was also achievable to use buckets to pull water from the aqueduct, as we observed with Cardinal Marcello Crescenzi when he operated the property from 1543 to 1552, the year he passed away. Despite the fact that the cardinal also had a cistern to accumulate rainwater, it couldn't produce a sufficient amount of water. That is when he made the decision to create an access point to the aqueduct that ran under his property.
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