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Builders of the First Garden Fountains

Multi-talented people, fountain designers from the 16th to the late 18th century often worked as architects, sculptors, artists, engineers and highly educated scholars all in one. Leonardo da Vinci as a inspired intellect, inventor and scientific virtuoso exemplified this Renaissance artist. He carefully recorded his examinations in his now celebrated notebooks about his research into the forces of nature and the properties and motion of water. Ingenious water displays complete of symbolic meaning and natural beauty changed private villa settings when early Italian fountain designers combined resourcefulness with hydraulic and gardening abilities. Known for his virtuosity in archeology, architecture and garden design, Pirro Ligorio, the humanist, offered the vision behind the wonders in Tivoli. For the many lands close to Florence, other fountain creators were well versed in humanist topics and classical technical texts, masterminding the excellent water marbles, water attributes and water antics.

Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. However, there was no time for home life, domestic design, and adornment until the Normans had conquered the whole region. Most often constructed upon windy peaks, castles were straightforward structures that enabled their occupants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings commonly placed in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. The calm practice of gardening was unrealistic in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is symbolized in Berkeley Castle, which is most likely the most untouched illustration we have.Anglo-Saxon Grounds Time Norman Conquest 2479072229404673.jpg The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time period. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstacle to assailants attempting to dig under the castle walls. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and bordered by an aged hedge of yew that has been designed into coarse battlements.