Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
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In What’s On we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide. Current stars are Nazlı’s Guestbook at RCAC and the ongoing Arts of the Book and Calligraphy at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum.
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Cornucopia 50, Istanbul Unwrapped: The Sultan’s City, the first of three Istanbul-themed issues, has proved very popular. Cornucopia 51 explores The European City, and Cornucopia 52 (Winter 2014) will feature The Bosphorus.
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in time for for the Festive Season.
As many of the galleries close up shop for the summer months, our gallery walks are also on a hiatus until September. But that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of art exhibitions in Istanbul. We bring you a round-up by neighbourhood, as well as longer reviews of our highlights such as Füsun Onur at ARTER, and On the Road and Plurivocality at Istanbul Modern.
Speaking of summer, Victoria Khroundina addresses Turkey’s glaring drought problem.
In other news, Pera Palace, Jumeirah has been voted as one the top eight hotels for book lovers. Roger Williams reports that Bursa and Pergamon have been added to Turkey’s nine other Cultural Sites on the Unesco World Heritage list. And Andrew Finkel pays tribute to the British, Turkish-born author, Dr Andrew Mango.
Whether or not it originated with Alexander the Great, pasta, in all its shapes and sizes, is a food that has known no boundaries of class, country or time, nourishing babies, delighting emperors and keeping armies on the move. Berrin Torolsan celebrates the Turkic take on a practical staple
Across the Golden Horn from the Topkapı and the bazaars is the European City, where fortunes have for centuries been made and lost. Decaying grandeur, splendid embassies and fin-de-siècle hotels recall the glory days. Now Istanbullus come here to have fun. This four-part guide tells the whole story: the history, the people, the monuments, the galleries, the baths and the bars, the scoffing and shopping – as well as the threat from developers to great swaths of the city
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