Linda Mazur has just released her first book, Hidden Houses of Hanoi, chronicling the lives of historic Art Deco houses near Thien Quang Lake. Built in the 1930s by architects inspired by modern Bauhaus designs, they were the homes of many intellectuals, artists, and diplomats throughout the last century.
Linda, who has lived in Hanoi since 1998, got to know the long-time residents of the neighbourhood over the last eight years, including award-winning photographer and revolutionary Quang Phung, and English teacher Vi Van Tung. She’s recorded their stories and created a well-researched read for anyone interested in Hanoi’s architecture and its role in the country’s history.
The book can be found in venues like Bookworm and Hanoi Social Club for VND200,000