This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference held July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO.
A Brief Appreciation of Fountains Through History: Changing Functions, Appearances, and Meaning by John Scott
Water’s qualities are both essential and dangerous to human biology, behavior, consciousness and culture. Thus people and societies orient profoundly to water’s presence, availability, movement, repose, appearance, and sound–all qualities making fountains’ engineering, architecture and operations vital to human life and culture throughout history. Fountains express and celebrate human technology, power, tastes and sustainability.
John Scott conducts heritage conservation contracting, consulting, and education based in New York City and Pennsylvania, USA. John designs and leads applied conservation projects, and helps allied professionals design and lead applied conservation projects, and he provides relevant practical research, materials and structural analyses, and advice. John lectures, and leads conservation-oriented seminars and symposia through the nfp New York Conservation Foundation, Eastern Analytical Symposium, New-York Microscopical Society, and others. John entered heritage conservation through multiple university graduate degrees, and through practical art, museums and mechanical training and experience.