Item description for Singapore Sketchbook:The Resto by Graham Byfield...
With over 100 original and evocative watercolor paintings and pencil sketches, Singapore Sketchbook records the restoration of this historic city's rich architectural heritage. Included are paintings of some of the most successful major conservation projects, such as Raffles Hotel, St. Joseph's Institution (now the Singapore Art Museum), and the famous quays of the Singapore River. In addition, individual chapters focus on the city's diverse districts including: Chinatown, the Malay district, Kampong Glam, and Little India. Showcasing the beauty of a city tucked in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore Sketchbook is a must-have for seasoned globetrotters and armchair travelers alike.
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Studio: Didier Millet
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.42" Width: 10.16" Height: 0.79" Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Jul 25, 2007
ISBN 9813018089 ISBN13 9789813018082
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More About Graham Byfield
Graham Byfield is a full-time artist with his own gallery in Menorca, Spain.Marcus Binney is the founder and president of Save Britain's Heritage and the architectural correspondent at The Times; he received the OBE in 1983 and the London Conservation Medal in 1985.
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Singapore sketchbook Jan 15, 2008
A very beautifully done tour of the restoration of colonial Singapore rendered in watercolors and charcoal sketches. The book gives glimpses into the everyday street life of Singapore in the 1980's. A provocative Journal which makes the reader long for a spur of the moment trip to the orient.
Beautiful sketches of Singapore architecture Oct 30, 2004
The watercolours of colonial architecture by Graham Byfield do greater justice than mimetic photography in this instance. There is a nostalgic quality that is retained by preserving images of old Singapore buildings - some of which are no longer with us, such as the Katong Red Bakery, in this manner.
Great attention is paid to detailing, such as in the Chinese Baroque facades of the terrace houses ("shophouses') in the Blair Rd district.
As an added bonus, there are many little vignettes scattered around recording life in Singapore in the mid 80s - coffee shop life, ice cream street carts etc.
For anyone who loves Colonial and Straits Chinese Singapore architecture, this book makes a lovely keepsake.