Cambridge: The Watercolour Sketchbook



ISBN: 9781780676906 Category:

Graham Byfield, Marcus Binney


The perfect introduction to the city’s architectural heritage, Cambridge — The Watercolour Sketchbook gives visitors and residents insight into a wealth of sights, both grand and intimate in scale. Many facets of the university town and surrounds are recorded here, as Graham Byfield strolls with his sketchpad through college gateways, courts and gardens, along broad streets and narrow alleyways, into great ceremonial buildings and medieval pubs full of character. All of England’s architectural styles are well represented in Cambridge, and a sunny day spent wandering around the city can be intoxicating. Indeed, as writer Marcus Binney says: “If one city had to stand for all that is fine, inventive, lovely and sensitive in English architecture, it is Cambridge.” Accompanying the paintings and sketches are observations and notes handwritten by the artist, as well as an introduction to Cambridge by heritage expert Marcus Binney.

Additional information

Weight 912 g
Dimensions 30.1 x 24.8 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2015
Number of pages 108
Format Hardback
Dimensions 30.1 x 24.8 cm
Weight 912 g
An eminent writer, journalist and conservationist, Marcus Binney is the architectural correspondent of The Times. He has also written several books. Binney was awarded the OBE in 1983 and the London Conservation Medal in 1985. An artist and art director, Graham Byfield has published several books and postcards of paintings featuring several cities around the world. His books include Singapore Sketchbook and, most recently, Bahamas Sketchbook.