Singapore: A Pictorial History
text : Gretchen Liu
400 pages · 295 x 250 mm · 45 €
ISBN : 978-981-3018-81-5
Ouvrage uniquement disponible en langue anglaise
In less than two centuries, Singapore has transformed itself from a small seaside kampong into a modern metropolis. Since the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles, the humble village that was Singapore grew into a thriving colony, then a Straits Settlement, and in 1965 became an independent nation state. With over 1,200 images, Singapore : A Pictorial History 1819-2000 documents all the important aspects of Singapore’s history : political and economic development, the construction of the city and the emergence of a new society. Early and contemporary photographs, paintings, lithographs and engravings drawn largely from the rich collection of the National Archives of Singapore, together with a keenly written text, tell the story of Singapore. Some of the images in this book are very rare, and many have never been published before. Gretchen Liu is an accomplished architectural historian, writer and journalist. She has written a number of books relating to Singapore’s heritage, including Singapore Sketchbook and Raffles Hotel Style.
| Vintage Singapore | Over Singapore 50 Years Ago | Over Singapore | Singapore : 500 Early Postcards | Singapore : A Biography | Singapore : The Encyclopedia | Singapore Cinema | The Singapore Foreign Service | Singapore through 19th Century Photographs | Singapore Through 19th Century Prints and Paintings | Wartime Kitchen | Les Français à Singapour | Les Mémoires de Lee Kuan Yew | L’Escale de Singapour |