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’,...
Architecture, Books, Contemporary Art, Film, Fine Art, History, Literature, News, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By JASON GOODWIN | November 20, 2013
When I visited Albania, in 1996, the imam
at the Tirana Mosque very kindly invited me to accompany him up the minaret. I shuffled my feet nervously onto the balcony while he issued the call to prayer, gazing down over the roofs of the city, and away to the encircling...
Books, History, Literature
By Cornucopia | December 6, 2011
Professor Robert Ousterhout is in London next week to launch his new book. John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900
Robert G Ousterhout. Please join us at these events (admission is free): Monday 12 December 2011, 6.30pm, Royal Asiatic Society THREE INTERSECTING LIVES Archaeologists and Travellers
Books, Photography, Talks and Lectures
By Cornucopia | June 22, 2011
Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin: 'I am not a studio artist' SALT Beyoğlu
Istiklal Caddesi, 136 Beyoğlu Istanbul April 9 – August 7, 2011
Another year, another contemporary art space on Istiklal Caddesi. Platform Garanti closed their doors in 2007, and reopened in April 2011 as SALT - a new art...
Books, Contemporary Art, Film
By Cornucopia | January 7, 2011
Istanbul is a city which has been the focus of a veritable smorgasbord of guide books, especially in the last few years. One of these, “Istanbul: The Ultimate Guide,” a new book by Pat Yale and Saffet Emre Tonguç, will quite certainly take its place in the upper echelons of...