The book introduces viewers to nearly 150 sketches and paintings by members of the Urban Sketchers Hanoi, who won the Job Prize of the 2019 Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi.

The participating artists include both professional and amateur architects and painters who share a common interest in sketching and a passion for learning of Hanoi’s history and culture from the past to the present.

The book also introduces readers to researches and studies by acclaimed Vietnamese scientists, experts and scholars into Hanoi’s history and the French-styled buildings in the capital city.

Notably, the book has a chapter dedicated to sketches by child members of the Urban Sketchers Hanoi, with the youngest being just six years old.

Urban Sketchers Hanoi was established in September 2016 with an aim to keep memories of the capital city through their paintings, especially of Hanoi’s old tenements. The group has attracted the participation of more than 4,000 members from across the country as well as foreigners of various ages and social backgrounds.