Venice is an Italian city situated on a group of 117 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who lived in the area in 10th century. It is thought to have been founded by refugees from the countryside fleeing Germanic and Hun invasions. Its strategic position at the head of the Adriatic sea helped in its developing into a city state and a major naval and commercial power. It was an important centre of commerce and art from the 13th to the 17th centuries. By the late 13th century, Venice was the most prosperous city in all of Europe. During the 18th century, Venice became perhaps the most elegant and refined city in Europe, greatly influencing art, architecture and literature.
The buildings of Venice are constructed on closely spaced wooden piles. Most of these piles are still intact after centuries of submersion. The foundations rest on plates of limestone placed on top of the piles, and buildings of brick or stone sit above these footings. The piles penetrate a softer layer of sand and mud until they reach a much harder layer of compressed clay. During the 20th century, when many artesian wells were sunk into the periphery of the lagoon to draw water for local industry, Venice began to subside. It was realised that extraction of water from the aquifer was the cause. The sinking has slowed markedly since artesian wells were banned in the 1960s.
It is an extremely beautiful city with setting, architecture and art all contributing. The lagoon, that stretches along the shoreline, and parts of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site. Venice has a rich and diverse architectural style, the most famous of which is the Gothic style. Venetian Gothic architecture is a term given to a Venetian building style combining use of the Gothic lancet arch with Byzantine and Ottoman influences. The style originated in 14th-century Venice, where the confluence of Byzantine style from Constantinople met Arab influence from Moorish Spain.
This 3d map of Venice, at a scale of 1:5000, is centred on the Canal Grande. It is a single plaster tile measuring 30x30cm encapsulated in a perspex frame. The model can wall hang or be displayed on a desk or table top.
|MATERIAL||Plaster, metal etching, acrylic box frame|
|DIMENSIONS||12in high, 12in wide, 2in deep & 6.5lb approximately.||TAGS||Wall hang this accurate handcrafted 3d scale model of Venice. Buy direct from the maker with free shipping and no quibble returns. Contemporary, modern wall sculpture of Venice’s waterways.|
|AGS from UK|
January 19 2021
Superb service, well packaged and beautifully crafted. Truly unique and a joy to look at - thank you.
|Emilia from Bologna, Italy|
December 25 2020
The model of Venice was a wonderful Christmas present from my dad. It is an high quality product, packaged with care, I love it!
|Sahra from Denmark|
December 24 2020
Thank you so much! It arrived on time and I am super happy!
|Simon from Sussex|
December 10 2020
The model is lovely. We're really pleased with it. It's actually the second of your Soane models we've bought: they're definitely worthy of the museum itself!
|Tono Pasqual del Riquelme from EspaÃ±a|
December 04 2020
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|Niko from Norwich, UK|
December 04 2020
Extremely pleased with the model - superb quality and detail. Loved the personal touch, and the careful packaging. I'll have to look into starting a collection!
|Duncan from Uk|
December 04 2020
Another 3 models......all superb as before. Everyone is very impressed with the quality of models and how striking they look on display. Effectively packaged with great communication about delivery.
|Rob from Berlin |
November 30 2020
The model arrived today, expertly packed. I'm super impressed with the quality and the simplicity of it. Now I want to collect more...
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