Kuala Lumpur: A Sketchbook

In Kuala Lumpur, one of the most modern cities in Asia with a hectic pace of life, it is easy to overlook the blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures and the corresponding traditional and colonial architectural treasures. 
However, with artist Chin Kon Yit and architects Chen Voon Fee and Lim Take Bane as guides, Kuala Lumpur: A Sketchbook will remind citizens of the riches that remain, help visitors to appreciate the city’s unique character and serve as a poignant memento.
 This new revised edition contains more than 150 watercolour paintings and sketched details depicting the city’s grandest buildings, humblest shophouses and typical street scenes. After an historical survey of the founding of KL, six chapters survey the city’s main districts and building types. Each chapter opens with a concise introduction, before a lively collection of annotated illustrations takes the reader around the most visited tourist sites and little-known backstreets in search of the living relics of a bygone era.

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In Kuala Lumpur, one of the most modern cities in Asia with a hectic pace of life, it is easy to overlook the blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures and the corresponding traditional and colonial architectural treasures. 
However, with artist Chin Kon Yit and architects Chen Voon Fee and Lim Take Bane as guides, Kuala Lumpur: A Sketchbook will remind citizens of the riches that remain, help visitors to appreciate the city’s unique character and serve as a poignant memento.
 This new revised edition contains more than 150 watercolour paintings and sketched details depicting the city’s grandest buildings, humblest shophouses and typical street scenes. After an historical survey of the founding of KL, six chapters survey the city’s main districts and building types. Each chapter opens with a concise introduction, before a lively collection of annotated illustrations takes the reader around the most visited tourist sites and little-known backstreets in search of the living relics of a bygone era.

 

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

Hardback

2013

ISBN: 9789813018204