Two broad types of Tuscan water fountains widely known in the fifteenth century were the freestanding or "isolated" type, designed for the middle of a piazza, court or garden; and the "engaged" or wall water feature, set onto a wall at the end of a square or plaza. The Florentine wall fountain was the primary example from this period and is the han… Read More


Early cases of devices utilized to lift water are Ctesibius’ pump, Archimedes’ Screw, and the waterwheel, and there is data of their usage going all the way back to the Hellenistic era. Yet each gadget had its shotcomings, and none were ideal to provide water to the landscape from the local aqueduct, the Acqua Vergine, a range of some… Read More


Two broad types of Tuscan water fountains widely known in the fifteenth century were the freestanding or "isolated" type, designed for the middle of a piazza, court or garden; and the "engaged" or wall water feature, set onto a wall at the end of a square or plaza. The Florentine wall fountain was the primary example from this period and is the han… Read More


Two broad types of Tuscan water fountains widely known in the fifteenth century were the freestanding or "isolated" type, designed for the middle of a piazza, court or garden; and the "engaged" or wall water feature, set onto a wall at the end of a square or plaza. The Florentine wall fountain was the primary example from this period and is the han… Read More


Two broad types of Tuscan water fountains widely known in the fifteenth century were the freestanding or "isolated" type, designed for the middle of a piazza, court or garden; and the "engaged" or wall water feature, set onto a wall at the end of a square or plaza. The Florentine wall fountain was the primary example from this period and is the han… Read More