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Ara Guler's Istanbul

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Ara Guler's Istanbul is a vivid photographic record of daily life in the cultural capital of Turkey from the 1940s to the 1980s. Captured through the unerring lens of the award-winning Ara Guler, the 'Eye of Istanbul', the city's melancholy aesthetic oscillates between tradition and modernity. As the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Istanbul has lived through several empires and has a character that is as many-layered as its history - something that Guler's photographs convey with great sensitivity. These remarkable black-and-white images are accompanied by an evocative foreword by Orhan Pamuk, the first Turkish recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Both writer and photographer were born in Istanbul, and each in his youth held the ambition of becoming a painter. Here, each in his own way paints a brushless picture of his home town and captures, through the image and the word, its very soul.

Product code: 9780500543863

ISBN 9780500543863
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H280xW214
No. Of Pages 184
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
On Sale Date 12/11/2009
A photographic record of daily life in Istanbul from the 1940s to the 1980s. It shows the city's melancholy aesthetic as it oscillates between tradition and modernity.