Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941 (Reprinted 2007)


by Davison, Julian

Black And White: The Singapore House 1898-1941 (Reprinted 2007)

Price:  US$42.35   (SGD55.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 147 pages
Published:  2005, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810527396
SB#:  036901 (112)

About This Book

Black-and-white houses are still a distinctive element in Singapore's architectural heritage. They were built from the end of the 19th century until World War 2. This groundbreaking account, with contemporary and archival photographs and architectural drawings, shows how the style incorporated elements of UK's Arts and Crafts and Art Deco movements as well as the need of expatriate families for airy and spacious family homes. Black-and-Whites were built by wealthy families, the leading commercial firms and above all, the Public Works Department and the British Armed Forces. Many examples are photographed and located. The contributions of individual architects are discussed and the comfortable and attractive contemporary use of the remaining houses becomes very clear. Indexed.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.77