Modern architecture is generally characterized by simplification of form and an absence of applied decoration. It would take the form of numerous movements, schools of design, and architectural styles, some in tension with one another, and often equally defying such classification.
A fountain (from the Latin "fons", a source or spring) is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative effect. Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide. Fountains are used today to decorate city parks and squares; to honor individuals or events; for recreation and for entertainment.