New PDF release: Aquatecture. Architecture and Water

By Anthony Wylson

ISBN-10: 0851397271

ISBN-13: 9780851397276

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D u r i n g t h e early twelfth c e n t u r y t h e m a r i t i m e p o w e r of G e n o a w a s e x t e n d e d to t h e villages. E a c h h a s a d i s t i n c t form r e l a t e d to its cliffside l o c a t i o n , h a r b o u r c o n f i g u r a t i o n a n d t h e r e a r e r e m n a n t s of h i s t o r i c fortifications. 3 Genoa: the sixteenth-century lighthouse, break front for and bastion walls. British Library. port the with harbours C o u r t e s y of the P o r t o v e n e r e w a s fortified w i t h p r o t e c t i v e w a l l s , g a t e s a n d t h e h o u s e s a l o n g t h e w a t e r f r o n t w e r e b u i l t as defensive t o w e r s .

E a r l y V e n e t i a n s a d o p t e d t h e n a m e L a S e r e n i s s i m a ( t h e m o s t s e r e n e ) for t h e i r city, as a t o k e n of its i s o l a t e d s t r e n g t h a n d of t h e h a r m o n y b e t w e e n m a n a n d n a t u r e . 12 Venice: historical principle (mudflats). fortified map showing islands protected The Arsenal area within the by the Lidi is the only the city and the public spaces open onto the canals. C o u r t e s y of the British L i b r a r y . D y k e s w e r e u s e d to reinforce e x i s t i n g i s l a n d s a n d n e w i s l a n d s w e r e c r e a t e d .

W h e r e a s t h e t o w n s of Z e e l a n d w e r e treeless d u e to t h e p r o x i m i t y of t h e sea, c a n a l s in r e c l a i m e d m a r s h l a n d t o w n s w e r e lined w i t h t r e e s . A r c h i t e c t u r a l p r o m i n e n c e w a s also given to l o c a t i o n s w h e r e p r i n c i p a l r o a d s crossed a w a t e r w a y . At N e w p o r t the town hall was built across the canal at the road crossing. T h e a d j a c e n t b r i d g e w a s also w i d e n e d to p r o v i d e s p a c e for a m a r k e t .

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