Black and White: The Singapore House 1898-1941
- About the Authors
The unique Black and White house in Singapore is the most distinctive and imposing of the island's colonial architectural legacy. Surviving examples are testament to their physical and aesthetic durability - a unique tropical style with a colourful pedigree of architectural influences. In this updated edition, an additional chapter on residential life in these extraordinary homes adds depth and added information to an already comprehensive book. The colonials of yesteryear enjoyed a life of undisputed privilege - and even today, many of these beautiful houses continue to serve their original purpose as gracious family homes. Others have been adapted successfully as restaurants, offices and artisan's studios. Researched, written and photographed with flair, Black and White traces their evolution through the architects and practices that designed them - houses as relevant today as when they first appeared over 100 years ago.
Julian Davison is the son of an architect and grew up in Singapore and Malaysia. He was educated in England and has a doctorate in social anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has edited several reference books and scholarly works relating to the region, including books on Balinese and Indonesian architecture.
Luca Invernizzi Tettoni is Asia's best-known photographer with a host of titles credited to his expertise and his lens: Living in Thailand, Ultimate Tropical and Spa Village: Honouring Healing Traditions to name a few. Tettoni's fascination with Asia and its rich culture, especially its vanishing traditions, fuels his work; he has photographed and published over 100 key books on the region.
Cover Type: Hardback
Page Count: 164
Year Published: 2014