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Hand Drawn Vancouver: Sketches of the City's Neighbourhoods, Buildings, and People (Hardcover)

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Visitors and locals alike will love this book of whimsical sketches of Vancouver, British Columbia, accompanied by thoughtful observations and snippets of overheard conversations.

Take a tour of Vancouver's sights and sidewalks with Emma FitzGerald's hand-drawn impressions of her hometown, a city filled with stories--funny, surprising, and sometimes dark--amidst the cherry blossoms, beaches, and forests. Included are more than 100 sketches completed on location that, together, capture the essence of Vancouver. From Stanley Park's seawall to Kitsilano's salt-water swimming pool, and East Van's first craft brewery to the ferries in Horseshoe Bay, Hand Drawn Vancouver is a love letter to this beautiful and iconic city.

About the Author

EMMA FITZGERALD was born to Irish parents in Lesotho, a small mountainous kingdom in Southern Africa. She moved to Canada at a young age and spent most of her childhood in Vancouver, BC. These early travels have instilled in her a keen interest in people and places.

Emma received a BFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia in 2004, and a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2008. She has worked in architecture offices across Canada and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her art practice is characterized by on-site drawing, place-based research, and a sense of the poetic.

Praise For…

Praise for Emma FitzGerald

"FitzGerald has carved out her own niche as an artist who draws cities and buildings and special places, as a chronicler of the history of communities, a teller of stories of lives spent in particular places."--Lisa Cochrane, The Chronicle Herald

"The immediacy of her sketches and endearing subject matter will appeal to any inquisitive armchair traveler or urban sketcher."--Murray Dewhurst, Urban Sketcher

"From the majestic seawall to the everyday buzz of city life, [Fitzgerald] captures the essence of Vancouver and its neighbourhoods with colour and humour."—MONTECRISTO Magazine

"The book, a combination sketchbook/journal, is a smile-inducing record of neighbourhoods in Vancouver and the North Shore."— Vancouver Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780147531209
ISBN-10: 0147531209
Publisher: Appetite by Random House
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Hand Drawn