Synopses & Reviews
Amsterdam is renowned for its beautiful gabled canal houses and is perfect for sightseeing by bicycle. But it can be daunting to find yourself in a long queue to see the artworks in world-famous museums. Aware of the city's hidden secrets, Amsterdam-based writer Siobhan Wall invites readers to seek out more than one hundred idyllic and rarely-seen places.
Quiet Amsterdam tells you where to find small shops and intriguing galleries, as well as restaurants and bars which don't play music. It encourages both visitors and locals to wander away from the crowds for peaceful walks in little-known woods and gardens. A perfect book for anyone who wants to discover serene and restful spaces amid the hustle and bustle of this fascinating city.
About the Author
Siobhan Wall is a writer and artist. She initially studied at Cambridge University, followed by a degree in Fine Art at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, and an MA (Distinction) in Visual Culture at Middlesex University, London. Siobhan has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford.The author of numerous articles on contemporary art published by international journals (Eyemazing, Framework, Ceramics Art and Perception, etc.), more recently Siobhan has curated group exhibitions for British museums and galleries. Her paintings have also been included in group shows at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the ICA, London and she has two works in the permanent collection of women's art at New Hall, Cambridge.Siobhan is the author of Quiet Amsterdam (9780711233423) and Quiet London (9780711231900).