History of Landscape Architecture

Project Description

Water features in gardens often form one continuous narrative. Even the smallest and most private water feature could be understood as part of a larger irrigation system. Pompeii is the perfect example of this, where water came in from one source and was distributed into different parts of town, taking various forms both in public and private realms, such as fountains, pools, baths, and euripas, entertaining the eyes and ears of its citizens. While some of the closer integrations of water and life in ancient Rome are lost in the course of history, Pompeiian example of the use of water remains as an infinite source of inspiration to architects and designers.