Menorca Sketchbook

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Menorca Sketchbook offers a remarkable new vision of the island through watercolour and pencil sketches from Graham Byfield, long-term resident of Es Migjorn, which are supported by a highly informative text from Marcus Binney, a regular visitor to the island.

Menorca is full of hidden secrets and the book illustrates not only the main buildings and sites of obvious importance, but also many quirky aspects of Menorcan life and its glorious countryside and heritage, making it a surprise and delight to 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 aims to reveal some of these secrets which makes the island so special.

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Weight 854 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 29 cm
Publisher name Editions Didier Millet Pte Ltd
Publication date 20 August 2021
Number of pages 72
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Graham Byfield, Text by Marcus Binney
Dimensions 25.5 x 29 cm
Weight 854 g

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Graham Byfield is an English watercolour artist with his own gallery in Menorca. He travels extensively to research his books which include the Sketchbooks of Singapore, Bali, London, Amsterdam, the Bahamas, Oxford, Cambridge, Barcelona and, now, Menorca. Marcus Binney, CBE is an historian and writer. He has written for Country Life magazine and The Times and authored numerous books including; London, Cambridge and Barcelona Sketchbooks (with Graham Byfield), Great Houses of Europe, In Search of the Perfect House, Great Stations of Europe. He recently participated in the TV series for Sky Arts, The Art of Architecture, on new and revived landmarks.