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Over the past 39 issues, Cornucopia has delighted a widening circle of readers with a kaleidoscope of stunning images. Min Hogg, founding editor of The World of Interiors, chooses her favourites
Having fallen in love with Turkey in the Sixties, it is hardly surprising that at ther launch of Cornucopia in 1992, I should become an instant fan – and, eventually, an occassional contributor. Many of the tangible and pleasing reminders acquired on those first excursions to the country whose infinite variety continues to lure me back are with me still.
There is the simplest of lanterns, commissioned during a pause at a lorry stop on the road to Aphrodisias, made as I waited from recylcled food tins; the beautiful old crinkly cream silk shawl fringed with silver sequins; and the many metres of blue and white striped awning material that ended up as my London sofa cover – just a few of the serendipitous finds finds made during holidays otherwise dedicated to glorying in classical sites, beaches and landscapes.
Min Hogg is a Cornucopia contributor
Following its run at Tate Britain, The Lure of the East arrived in Istanbul: a colourful gathering of 100 or so paintings by mainly 19th-century British artists, including David Roberts, David Wilkie, William Holman Hunt and the outstanding JF Lewis
When Cornucopia started up in 1992, its aim was to venture beyond the picture postcard to capture Turkey in its infinite variety. Interiors, travel, food, wine, people and places – all these and more would find expression in fine writing and beautiful photgraphy.
Robert Ousterhout reviews the Royal Academy’s blockbuster ‘Byzantium 330–1453’ and reports on two stunning archaeological exhibitions in Istanbul