Inside story: Cappadocia part 2

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | March 13, 2015


In this blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. The above room is housed in a stately old mansion situated on a treacherously steep cobblestone road in Ürgüp, Cappadocia. Built of large stone blocks, with an overhanging upper storey and small balcony, its...
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Gallery walkabout: Karaköy/Tophane

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | March 9, 2015


In part 2 of our Karaköy/Tophane walk, we visit museums, galleries and art institutions for diverse exhibitions spanning architecture, photography, sculpture, painting, drawing and installation. Installation view (photo: Sahir Uğur Eren) THE GOOD CAUSE: ARCHITECTURE OF PEACE AND VOCABULARY OF HOSPITALITY Let’s start on Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, to the east of...
Posted in Architecture, Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, Museums, Photography

Inside story: Çamlıhemşin

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | February 20, 2015


In this blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. There are a couple of thousand people living in Çamlıhemşin, a small town on a plateau in the mountainous area of Rize, in the Eastern Black Sea region. Looking up from the base of...
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Inside story: Daday

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | February 6, 2015


In our new blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. The above image shows a room in a house in Daday, in the Black Sea province of Kastamonu. Built at the top of a circular staircase and taking up the whole floor –...
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Inside story: Cappadocia

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | January 30, 2015


In our new blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. In my wanderings down streets and alleyways in Cappadocia, I once chanced upon this 1876 landmark Greek house in Ürgüp (above image). Cappadocia is a World Heritage Site with many stone houses built...
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Inside story: Bursa

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | January 22, 2015


In our new blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. The above image was taken in Bursa, in a small village filled with wood-framed houses, similar in design to early English architecture, characterised by a horizontal band of timber which divides the upper...
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Inside story: Safranbolu

A journey through Turkish homes

By Lynn Gilbert | January 16, 2015


In our new blog series, the photographer Lynn Gilbert takes us on a journey through Turkish homes. I took the above image inside a house in Safranbolu, a glorious old city that has fortunately been preserved as a World Heritage Site. The houses here are solid and substantial and look as though...
Posted in Architecture, Design, Photography, Travel

A visual history of Islam

The Art Institute of Chicago’s stunning new Islamic art galleries

By Victoria Khroundina | January 14, 2015


Exciting news out of the US just as 2014 came to a close, with the Art Institute of Chicago announcing the opening of its new galleries for Islamic art, which means the museum’s sumptuous collection is on display for the first time since 2012. There will be a number of...
Posted in Architecture, Exhibitions, History, Islamic Art, Museums, News

The year that was…in pictures

By Victoria Khroundina | December 31, 2014


As 2014 comes to a close, I take a look at the year that was. In January, we announced that the Ancient & Modern award for original research has gone to Dr Peter Andrews (76), doyen of Asian tent studies, with Harriet Rix (23) taking the Godfrey Goodwin prize. Above,...
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Gallery walkabout: Beyoğlu

The information age

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | December 29, 2014


We are in Beyoğlu for our last gallery walk of 2014, with a diverse group of not-to-be-missed shows. On your walk, admire the pretty winter decorations on İstiklâl Caddesi. Turgut Yüksel, ‘Neo Abraham’, 2014, 100 x 93 cm TURGUT YÜKSEL’S THE CENTURY ON LOW HEAT Start at the Tünel end...
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Gallery walkabout: Karaköy/Tophane

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | December 22, 2014


We are in Karaköy/Tophane for our gallery walk this week for a diverse group of exhibitions, spanning solo, group and research shows. ‘Air Manifest: Los Angeles, 1955, 1965’ AIR MANIFEST: LOS ANGELES, 1955, 1965 Start on Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, to the east of the Tophane tram stop. At No 35,...
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The RCAC announces new fellowships

By Victoria Khroundina | December 12, 2014


Earlier this week, the Research Centre for Anatolian Civilisations (RCAC) has announced a fresh batch of fellowship opportunities for the 2015–16 academic year. The overall aim of these fellowships is to develop and facilitate research projects that are concerned with the art, history, architecture and archaeology of civilisations of Turkey....
Posted in Archaeology, Architecture, History, Islamic Art, News

Gallery walkabout: Karaköy/Tophane

A bit of everything

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | October 13, 2014


We are back in Karaköy/Tophane, the city’s undisputed gallery hub, for a chock-a-block walk this week. Taus Makhacheva, still from the video ‘Walk’ TAUS MAKHACHEVA’S DAGESTAN. NOT FOR SALE. Let’s start on Mumhane Caddesi, which runs parallel to the main drag, Kemeraltı Caddesi, where the tram runs. At No 67,...
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Ancient & Modern Research Prize 2014–15

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | October 9, 2014


Entries are now open for Ancient & Modern, a scholarship for original research sponsored by Cornucopia and Halı magazines, and by Bonhams, Christie’s and Sotheby’s. The ninth (2014/15) grant of £1,000 for a research project will be awarded to a candidate less than twenty-six or over sixty years of age....
Posted in Archaeology, Architecture, Culinary Arts, History, Islamic Art, News

‘Images of the Other’ conference: an overview

By Victoria Khroundina | September 5, 2014


A fascinating conference took place this week exploring how cities are perceived through imagery. Scholars, architects, photographers, writers, artists and film-makers convened in a spacious and acoustically pleasing room at the sumptuous Austro-Hungarian embassy in Yeniköy, on the European shore of the Bosphorus. The conference, entitled ‘Images of the Other’,...
Posted in Architecture, Books, Contemporary Art, Film, Fine Art, History, Literature, News, Photography, Talks and Lectures

Ottoman Topologies: a conference

Spatial Experience in an Early Modern Empire and Beyond

By THE CORNUCOPIA BLOG | May 5, 2014


If in the Stanford area, an interesting conference will take place the weekend after next (May 16–17) at Stanford University. Ottoman Topologies will explore spatial experience in the early Ottoman Empire. On May 16, papers and discussions relating to Imagining, Mapping and Building Space will be concentrated on. The following...
Posted in Architecture, History, Islamic Art, News, Talks and Lectures

Istanbul’s little shop of horrors

By Victoria Khroundina | April 5, 2014


Day by day, Istanbul looks more and more like a giant construction playground than a city whose history dates back 1500 years. With ever more narcissistic projects signed off by the bulldozer-happy Prime Minister Erdoğan, it is becoming increasingly hard to keep track of exactly what is going and what is...
Posted in Architecture, Culinary Arts, History, News, Gezi Protests

The dresses have it

V&A Jameel Prize exhibition

By Victoria Khroundina | February 17, 2014


The works of the ten Jameel Prize finalists are meticulously placed around the Porter Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), curated by Tim Stanley, the V&A’s senior curator of the Middle East department, with help from the curator of Middle Eastern Contemporary art and design, Salma Tuqan. The...
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Photographs cast light on Sinan’s masterpieces

By Victoria Khroundina | January 20, 2014


Back in December, I attended a photography exhibition at the Millî Reasürans Art Gallery in Maçka of Aykut Köksal’s black-and-white photographs capturing Mimar Sinan’s (1489–1588) architectural masterpieces in Istanbul. Köksal, who is an avid photographer wtih a degree in architecture from the Mimar Sinan University, took the photographs in the...
Posted in Architecture, Exhibitions, History, Photography

The year that was…

By Victoria Khroundina | December 30, 2013


With just a few days left of 2013, it’s time to look back on the year that was.  The year 2013 will be etched in history as the year of the Gezi protests. It all started with a tree, so to speak, in late May when a group of people...
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