ISBN : 978-9-81415-599-1
• Lavishly illustrated
• Informative, accessible text
• Comprehensive Gazetteer that provides architectural and historical information on all of Amsterdam's sights
The city of Amsterdam, known for its fascinating history, captivating architecture and its collection of art by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, is the subject of this collection of Graham Byfield’s paintings and sketches. The book takes readers on a tour of Amsterdam’s streets, canals, bridges and squares, while also capturing the flavour of the city’s cosmopolitan culture. With text and captions by experts on Amsterdam and its history, this sketchbook delights as well as it informs.
Artist Graham Byfield spent the early years of his career as a graphic artist and creative director for advertising agencies in various parts of the world. He used these experiences as opportunities to study parochial architecture, savour landscapes and explore local cultures through his paintings. He is now a full-time artist with his own gallery in Spain, and he travels extensively to research his series of Sketchbooks.
Hinke Wiggers joined the Amsterdam Historical Museum in 1975 as one of its curators and was involved in research and publication. She left the museum in 1990, but continues to work for the museum as well as the Rijksmuseum as a freelancer developing their publications.