Friday, March 5, 2010

Roman Fountains

Illustrations from a history of Rome's fountains published in 1966. Its overall look reminds me that many commercial products of the 1960s remained faithful to the aesthetic formality of the 1950s.

Maderno's fountain in the Piazza of St. Peter's

Detail of the Pantheon fountain

One of the four lions guarding the Moses fountain

Fountain of the Snail at the Villa Doria-Pamphili

Detail of the fountain at Santa Maria in Trastevere

Fountain called La Barcaccia in the Piazza di Spagna

Figure of Glaucus from the Fountain of the Naiads

Fountain in the Via della Cisterna

Courtyard fountain in the Palazzo del Grillo

Detail of the Fountain of the Naiads

Monte Cavallo fountain engraved by Piranesi

Avenue of the Hundred Fountains at the Villa d'Este

Detail of a fountain at the Villa Doria-Pamphili

Fountain of the Dragons at the Villa d'Este

One of the winged horses of the Trevi Fountain