ISBN : 978-9-81461-002-5
• Sumptuously illustrated with careful attention to architectural detail
• Well-researched historical and architectural introduction by a leading expert
• Numerous captions accompany the sketches and paintings
Berlin, the capital city of Germany, can be seen as a 25-year-old city. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the city’s identity evolved to be modern, tolerant and at times even eccentric. This identity was forged by the reunion of two close but disparate populations. On one side, Berliners lived in a city of right angles: grey, dull, comfortless, with uniformity as dogma. On the other, the architecture was more traditional and eclectic, and the lifestyle much more comfortable. Today, thanks to the successful reunification, Berlin is becoming one of the most visited capitals in Europe. In his Berlin Sketchbook, artist Fabrice Moireau – ever passionate about urban architecture – captures both the iconic sites and hidden corners of Germany’s capital, bringing out the best of the city.
Boris von Brauchtisch, born in 1963 in Aachen, is a German art historian, curator, photographer and writer. He lives
in Berlin and has published more than 30 books.
Fabrice Moireau is a seasoned traveller who frequently brings back from his journeys sketchbooks that are valuable cultural and ethnographic records in themselves. He is particularly interested in the world’s architectural heritage, and in plants and gardens. In his watercolour paintings Moireau seeks to illustrate his fascination with streets and cityscapes by subtly playing with light and shadows.
Moireau is a graduate of the renowned École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art in Paris.