Titolo: Artwise Venice Museum Map - Laminated Museum...
Casa editrice: Streetwise Maps
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Legatura: No Binding
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: Artwise Venice Museum Map - Laminated Museum Map of Venice, Italy - Streetwise Maps
This map covers the following areas:
Main Venice Map 1:8,400
Murano Island Map 1:22,000
Venice Museum Index
In Venice light and water combine to create beauty and magic. Here is the Piazza San Marco, the Bell Tower, and the Palazzo Ducale, one of the most famous gothic structures in the world. Nothing is simpler than to lose oneself in Venice; and nothing is more fun than to navigate this cultural labyrinth equipped with the ARTWISE® Venice Museum Map.
Anyplace this sumptuous and authentic attracts millions of visitors. That?s one reason why you need the ARTWISE® Venice Museum Map: to steer you over canals and off the beaten path enabling you to explore all the museums and art filled institutions throughout lesser known corners of the city.
The ARTWISE® Venice Museum Map is a detailed map of Venice, Italy which covers the six sestieri or districts of Venice. The map pinpoints all museums, palaces, Venetian schools of art, and churches, listing them in the index. Each index listing includes the address, map reference, hours, admission charge information, telephone (where available) and the nearest ferry or traghetto station. A separate inset map of Murano highlights the Glass Museum, a showcase for the island's famous industry.
To aid navigation, the traghetto stations and ferry docks are clearly indicated to better serve your travels around the city. Getting lost in Venice can be frustrating and time consuming. Wandering through the back side streets, secure that you can find wherever you are with the ARTWISE® Venice Museum Map, is a delight. Choose wisely.
L'autore: STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We?ve set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you?ve never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.
The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970?s, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.
After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.
He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.
More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.
Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.
Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.
Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn?t match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we?ve done the work, now you have the adventure.
In the end, it?s not about the map, it?s about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It?s about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.
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