- What’s On
Buy or gift a stand-alone digital subscription and get unlimited access to dozens of back issues for just £18.99 / $18.99 a year.Buy a digital subscription Go to the Digital Edition
Through the lens of Achilles Samandji and Eugene Dalleggio
A beautiful album of photographs that documents the great city of Constantinople at the turn of the 20th century and revisits it in the 1960s. Achilles Samantzis - ‘Apollo Effendi’ - was born in Constantinople in 1870 and lived a sizeable part of his life among the thriving Greek community there. Photographer to the sultan and to the Ottoman princes, and passionate about his native city, he let it ‘seduce and guide him’ in his choice of subject matter, resulting in a huge collection of photographs of its buildings, people, vistas and countryside.When the family returned to Athens, his amateur photographer son-in- law Evgenios Dalezios was the first to classify and catalogue this collection, adding his own images the were shot in the early 1960s on return trips to city. With this project he hoped to ‘rescue his family’s cultural heritage’ while ‘preserving the memory of Achilles Samantzis and the memory of Constantinople at its zenith’.
An extremely interesting introduction by Costas Stamatopoulos details the historical context of the Greek community in the city at that time and perfectly complements the large selection of stunning images. It has been divided into various sections - such as Byzantine monuments, walls, Ottoman monuments, scenes of everyday life, city neighbourhoods, the suburbs and the countryside - each with a brief introduction.
Standard, untracked shipping is available worldwide. However, for high-value or heavy shipments outside the UK and Turkey, we strongly recommend option 2 or 3.
2. TRACKED SHIPPING
You can choose this option when ordering online.
3. EXPRESS SHIPPING
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
You can also order directly through email@example.com if you are worried about shipping times. We can issue a secure online invoice payable by debit or credit card for your order.
Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.
Digital Subscription: £18.99 / $18.99 (1 year)Subscribe now