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Title The Singapore House 1819-1942  
ISBN 9789814634014
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Editions
Lee Kip Lin
Specifications 290 x 210 mm /232 pp / cased w/jkt
Publication Date Jan-2015
Target Audience
Price (SGD) SGD 46.70 BUY NOW
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About the Book

The Singapore House is a comprehensive study of the various domestic architectural styles that thrived in Singapore from 1819 until the outbreak of the Pacific War – from English, Georgian, Victorian, Eclectic, Edwardian, Baroque, Arts and Crafts and Modern International to the home-grown Coarsened Classical. Beautifully illustrated,


The Singapore House marks a major attempt to document a rich and beautiful architectural legacy. The over 400 illustrations include rare historical materials, remarkable photographs and fascinating architectural drawings.


About the Author

A Singapore Peranakan and architect, the late Lee Kip Lin was born in 1925 and educated at the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and the Anglo Chinese School. He received his architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, University of London. From 1956 until his retirement in 1984, he combined a career in teaching with private practice. He is the author of several monographs on Singapore’s architectural history and a keen collector of Singapore memorabilia.