Category Travel

Menorca Sketchbook

April 1, 2021 ArchitectureTravel

by Marcus Binney, Painting by Graham Byfield
ISBN 9789811450563
244 X 280 mm
Hardback; 72 pages
Pub Date: April 2021

Whilst in recent years, there have been an increasing number of excellent tourist guide books written about Menorca, Graham Byfield, long-term resident of Es Migjorn in Menorca, offers a remarkable new vision of this island thanks to his unique powers of observation translated here into an exsquisite publication through his renowned artistic skills, using mainly watercolour and pencil. Once again, his friend Marcus Binney, a very regular visitor to their island home together with his wife, Anne, has contributed a highly informative text to support Graham’s work.

Menorca is full of hidden secrets, and Graham has chosen to illustrate not only the main buildings and sites of obvious importance, but also many quirky aspects of Menorcan life and its glorious countryside and heritage. It is hoped that the book will surprise and delight both visitors and residents alike. Unlike many of its neighbours, Menorca has been spared much of the recent ravages of development, and now supports a strong ecological ethic, with safeguards in place to avoid uncontrolled exploitation. A strong volunteering spirit exists, which supports the local authorities to ensure the beaches are kept clean, and many old buildings are saved from collapse and ruin, most notably the Naval Hospital on the Isla del Rey and several old windmills.

Menorca is truly a hidden gem and this book scratches the surface to reveal some of these secrets which makes our island so special.

We are proud to support the work of the Menorca Preservation Fund through the sales of this book.

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The Romance of the Grand Tour: 100 years of Travel in South East Asia (PB)

April 5, 2019 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryAsian WritingTravel

by Kennie Ting
ISBN 9789811408465
280 x 242mm
Paperback; 208 pages
Pub Date: May 2019

Celebrating a “golden age” of travel, this book retraces the steps of a Grand Tour of South East Asia from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. The Romance of the Grand Tour explores the living heritage of 12 exotic port cities... ....

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Barcelona Sketchbook: Homage to Catalan Architecture

April 13, 2018 All BooksArchitectureTravel

Paintings by Graham Byfield | written by Marcus Binney
ISBN 9781786272195
242 X 295 mm (Landscape)
Hardback with Jacket; 96 pages
Pub Date: March 2018
A Talisman Book for Laurence King

The perfect introduction to the city’s architectural heritage, Barcelona Sketchbook gives visitors and residents insight into a wealth of sights, both grand and intimate in scale. Many facets of the Catalonia capital and surroundings are recorded here, as Graham Byfield strolls with his sketchpad.....

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This is Singapore

February 24, 2017 ArchitectureTravel

by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789811123894
297 x 210mm
Hardback with Jacket; 128 pages
Pub Date: April 2016

As Singapore is constantly reinventing itself, this book is a timely publication. After all, anything on contemporary Singapore that doesn’t include the Marina Bay Sands’ iconic towers, Gardens by the Bay and the new Business District extension is hopelessly out of date. Yet, this book is much more than a round-up of Singapore’s new urban

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Singapore Notecards | Landmarks

September 8, 2016 Travel

Paintings by Graham Byfield
ISBN 9789811105166
165 x 125mm
12 Notecards & Envelopes, with illustrations
Pub Date: September 2016

This box contains 12 delightful notecards depicting 12 landmark sites in Singapore. Painted by Graham Byfield, each has been chosen for its historical, cultural or architectural significance. Representing the diversity of Singapore, there are Indian, Malay and Chinese buildings, along with some magnificent edifices dating from the colonial era.

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