NEW YORK CITYSCAPE (L)

28in high, 28in wide, 4in deep & 15.5lb approximately.

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New York is the most populous city in the United States. It exerts a significant global influence upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The history of New York begins around 10,000 BC, when the first Native Americans arrived. By 1100 AD, New York's main native cultures, the Iroquoian and Algonquian, had developed. European discovery of New York was led by the French in 1524 and the first land claim came in 1609 by the Dutch. The streets of lower Manhattan developed organically as the colony of New Amsterdam. It was renamed New York when the British took it over from the Dutch in 1664. The roads were a mixture of country lanes, short streets and Native American and animal trails without any overarching order until around 1800 when the Common Council of New York began to assert authority. The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 was the original design for the streets of Manhattan above Houston Street, which put in place the rectangular grid plan of streets and lots that has defined Manhattan to this day. It has been called "the single most important document in New York City's development," and the plan has been described as encompassing the "republican predilection for control and balance ... [and] distrust of nature." The Plan is arguably the most famous use of the grid plan or "gridiron" and is considered by many historians to have been far-reaching and visionary.

The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. Surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world. The art deco Chrysler building is considered by many historians and architects to be one of New York's finest. The character of New York's large residential districts is often defined by the elegant brownstone rowhouses, townhouses, and shabby tenements that were built during a period of rapid expansion from 1870 to 1930.

This 3d map of New York, at a scale of 1:5000. It is made up of 16 x 150mm x 150mm tiles. The model is mounted in a simple wooden frame and can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.



EDITION

Open edition - signed and dated

ALTERNATIVE SIZE AND STYLE

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DISPLAY

Display flat on the desk or wall hang.

DIMENSIONS

28in high, 28in wide, 4in deep & 15.5lb approximately.

LOCATION

New York, USA

MATERIALS

Handmade: Resin, wooden frame (alt. frame colours available)

RETURNS

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Handmade

We hand make all of our models. Chisel & Mouse is the combination of an artisan’s approach (the chisel) with modern innovation and transformative technologies (the mouse).

By capturing life and its big ideas in miniature, the brand celebrates the beauty of our industrialised world.

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11in high, 6.5in wide, 2.5in deep & 5.5lb approximately.

Erno Goldfinger's Trellick Tower is a Grade II listed 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington. The tower is built in a narrow oblong with a separate lift tower linked at every third storey to the main block. Its Brutalist design was not to everyone's taste and was unpopular with many of its council tenants. However over the years the building has become highly desirable and home to up-and-coming designers and entrepreneurs. The building is striking and now has a place in architectural history as London's most iconic tower block.

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LONDON CITYSCAPE (S)
LONDON CITYSCAPE (S)

13in high, 13in wide, 2in deep & 7lb approximately.

London is one of the world's oldest great cities. It grew from three centres: the Roman settlement in the 1st century on the northern banks of the Thames, now known as "the City"; Southwark on the southern banks; and Westminster upstream. London expanded rapidly. The Great Fire of 1666 led to the proposal of many radical rebuilding schemes but these came to little. Instead London was rebuilt piecemeal driven by capitalism and housing demands. London's population passed one million by 1800 and had reached 6.5 million a century later. Its structure is immensely complicated and there is little discernible form. Unsurprisingly it is not characterised by any particular architectural style with its buildings having been amassed over such a long period of time.

This 3d map of London, at a scale of 1:5000, is of "the City" - London's hub of trade, commerce, and banking. It is a single resin tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in an oak frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.

Acrylic case optional

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART (M)

8in high, 5in wide, 2in deep & 3lb approximately.

Glasgow School of Art's Mackintosh Building, "The Mac" or "Toshie" as it is commonly known, was voted Britain's favourite building of the last 175 years in a 2009 RIBA poll. It has been at the heart of the Glasgow School of Art's campus. Building work was started in 1897 to a design created by the school's most famous alumnus, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. He was a leading proponent of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements in the United Kingdom. The Mackintosh Building is his masterwork. Unfortunately it was consumed by fire recently and its future is uncertain.

Our architectural sculpture is of the slightly off-centre entrance facade. The facade is asymmetric with tower like masonry walls and small windows remembering Scottish baronial architecture.

Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.

Address: Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ, Scotland.

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART (M)
ARSENAL STADIUM (L)
ARSENAL STADIUM (L)

10in high, 7in wide, 2.5in deep & 4.8lb approximately.

The art deco facade of Arsenal Stadium, or "Highbury" as it is commonly known, is unique amongst football stadiums and is unmistakably Arsenal. To capture this classic design, Chisel & Mouse have created an architectural sculpture of the amazing "East Stand".

Arsenal Stadium was built in 1913. In the 1930's the site was redeveloped and the outstanding Art Deco East and West stands produced. Architects Claude Waterlow Ferrier and William Binnie were responsible for these splendid designs.

Arsenal FC have recently moved to their new Emirates stadium and the old Arsenal Stadium has been redeveloped as residential flats with parts of the East and West Stands retained.

Each of our architectural sculptures is handmade in our studio in Sussex, England. They are made of strong plaster that has a reassuring weight and smooth, cool feel. The window frames and door are made of etched brass. Stylish ornaments, gifts or presents that are handmade in Britain and look fabulous on a desk, shelf or wall.









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+44(0)1273251335
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