- What’s On
Flower of Love, Flower of Art, Flower of Eternity
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar said of the rose ‘The dream of eternity fitted into a moment’.
This book provides a stroll into both the imaginary and the physical rose garden. Architect and art historian Gül İrepoğlu has taken a fresh look at the rose as depicted in painting, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, cuisine poetry and prose.
Under the pseudonym Muhibbî, Süleyman the Magnificent wrote this couplet:
The rose sits on the emerald throne and becomes a sultan
It gathers all the sweet basil to commence the council