Aquatecture. Architecture and Water by Anthony Wylson

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16 Venice: Burano island canal, andfishermen's houses. The sidewalks extend into the bridge canal housing providing piazza spaces for fishermen to work on their the nets. C o u r t e s y of t h e a u t h o r . 17 Venice: the Pescheria arcade fish market with the vine-shaded between palazzi Sagredo on the opposite side of the Canal. jetty and Poscari Grand C o u r t e s y of t h e a u t h o r . 18 Venice: gate towers to the Arsenal, and the bridge over the Rio d'Arsenale. The Arsenal basin is enclosed substantial fortified of t h e a u t h o r .

24 Bruges: canalside café. C o u r t e s y o f the author. 25 Delft: historical plan showing central section of the city lying the Oude Delft. The plan shows narrow rectangular characteristic the above the blocks of the g r a c h t e n s t a d t . C o u r t e s y of the British L i b r a r y . t h r e e rivers ( t h e old a n d n e w R h i n e s a n d t h e M a r e ) r e p r e s e n t s Úit grachtenstadt form w i t h four p a r a l l e l c a n a l s i n t e r s e c t e d by a s y s t e m of n a r r o w l a n e s .

W h e r e a s t h e galley could b e b e a c h e d or m o o r e d in s h a l l o w w a t e r , t h e n e w b o a t s t h a t r e p l a c e d t h e galley, b u i l t w i t h s q u a r e sails a n d s t e r n p o s t r u d d e r s , n e e d e d d e e p w a t e r a n d w e l l - p r o t e c t e d harbours. U n t i l t h e significant d e v e l o p m e n t of i n t e r n a t i o n a l t r a d e in t h e s i x t e e n t h c e n t u r y a n d t h e b u l k t r a d e i m p e t u s of t h e s e v e n t e e n t h c e n t u r y , t r a d i n g a n d s h i p d e v e l o p m e n t w a s c e n t r e d o n m a r i t i m e activities in t h e B a l t i c a n d t h e M e d i t e r r a n e a n .

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