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Issue 40, 2008

Savour the Moment

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Cornucopia’s special highlights issue is a celebration of the Turkish world – a whirlwind tour of all 40 issues of Cornucopia in words and pictures, introduced by Min Hogg. Elsewhere the magazine celebrates the awesome power of Aphrodisias’s marble statues, orientalists at the Pera Museum and the world of Byzantium at the Royal Academy.


  • Byzantium in Turkey?

    Robert Ousterhout reviews the Royal Academy’s blockbuster ‘Byzantium 330–1453’ and reports on two stunning archaeological exhibitions in Istanbul

  • The Enchanted Eye

    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

  • Enthralled by the East

    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

  • Cornucopia – A Celebration

    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.

Inside the issue


  1. Enthralled by the East
    The Pera Museum hosts the Tate's celebration of British orientalist painting
  2. The Power of Aphrodisias
    An exhibition of astonishing Roman marble portraits
  3. A Byzantine Blockbuster
    Robert Ousterhout on the Royal Academy's Byzantium 330-1453
    [extract available online]
  4. Saleroom Highlights
    A 360-degree view of Istanbul in 1801; a magnificent young Süleyman; manuscripts from the Conqueror's library


  1. Private View
    Andrew Finkel pays tribute to Geoffrey Lewis and reminisces on 40 issues of Cornucopia
  2. Village Voices Azize Ethem's Iznik Diary
  3. Restaurants Fifteen years of highs and lows
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