Issue 34, 2005

Ottoman Kaftans

£50.00 / $79.74 / 160.56 TL
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Power dressing in Washington: what the sultans wore. Country houses of the Black Sea: a 40-page celebration Maureen Freely’s fond farewell to the art historian Godfrey Goodwin. Ismail Kemal, founder of modern Albania. A small hotel on the Bosphorus; the last Caliph’s artistic legacy. Plus: the secret of okra


  • Land of a Thousand Mansions

    A 40-page celebration of the architectural heritage of the Eastern Black Sea Mountains

  • And Where Shall We Begin?

    Maureen Freely looks back on the life of the architectural historian Godfrey Goodwin, who died aged 84.

  • Championed by the Cavalry

    Correct trimming of the stem is the vital first step. Instead of chopping off the hard stem caps, one should trim it into a cone shape, so that the pod then looks like a sharpened pencil and the juices remain trapped inside.
    More cookery features

  • In the spirit’s wake

    At last there need be nothing between you and the Bosphorus. Patricia Daunt tells the story of how two architects created Sumahan on the Water, breathing new life into an old Ottoman spirit factory. Photographs by Jürgen Frank

Inside the issue

Cover Story

  1. Power Dressing
    The dramatic imperial kaftans on show at Washington's Sackler Gallery
    [available online]

Special Feature:
Land of a Thousand

  1. Country Houses of the Black Sea
    A 40-page celebration of the architectural heritage of the Eastern Black Sea Mountains. Photographs by Ali Konyalı, contributions by Mustafa Reşat Sümerkan and Michael Meeker
  2. Rural Architecture of the Eastern Black Sea Region, by Amelie Edgü. Reviewed by . [available online]

Life and Times

  1. And Where Shall We Begin?
    An appreciation of Godfrey Goodwin
    by Maureen Freely
    [available online]
  2. The Man Who Made Albania
    Ismail Kemal's roller-coaster career,
    by David Barchard
  3. Painting his Way into History
    The private world of the dashing last Caliph,
    by Philip Mansel


  1. In the Wake of the Spirits
    A beautiful small hotel on the Bosphorus,
    by Patricia Daunt
    [extract available online]
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