Singapore’s Black and White Houses Notebook
Graham Byfield (drawings)
ISBN : 978-9-81461-016-2
• Beautifully presented hardback notebook with watercolour illustrations and lined blank pages
• Ribbon to use as bookmark
The black and white houses of Singapore, harking back to colonial times, are an architectural institution. Built when the population was smaller, making land more available, the houses show the way that the wealthy used to live. Adapted from traditional British architecture to suit the tropical climate of the country, the black and whites are truly a Singaporean hybrid.
Stunning watercolour paintings by Graham Byfield decorate most of the pages, and there is an informative introduction written by Gretchen Liu. This notebook is a perfect gift, for yourself or others.
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.