This book is a vivid photographic record of daily life in Istanbul from the 1940s to the 1980s. Captured through the unerring lens of the award winning Ara Guler, the `Eye of Istanbul', it reflects the city's melancholy aesthetic as it oscillates between tradition and modernity. Guler's remarkable duotone photographs are accompanied by evocative commentaries from Orhan Pamuk, another leading figure in Turkish culture. Both writer and photographer each held in their youth the ambition of becoming a painter. Here, each in his own way paints a brushless picture of his hometown and captures, through image and word, its very soul.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 1390 g
Dimensions: 280 x 214 x 26 mm
'Turkey's greatest photographer ... Guler's work asks age-old questions about progress and innocence, and ultimately leaves it up to the viewer to decide which is more important to society' - Amateur Photographer
'Turkey's greatest photographer' - Amateur Photographer