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Thomas Roueché

A contributing editor of Cornucopia, Thomas Roueché is a writer and researcher, working in London and Istanbul. He is author of the magazine’s regular Man about Town column.


  • The Long View: Istanbul frozen in time

    Five centuries of Istanbul views: images that have shown us how to see and love the city

    From Issue 66
  • The incredible lightness of building

    From Issue 66

    In his Man about Town column, Thomas Roueché admires the delicate touch of Renzo Piano’s Istanbul Modern, a pearl on the Bosphorus

  • Now and then

    From Issue 65

    Thomas Roueché on art to provoke and perplex

  • Food for Mind and Soul

    The 17th Istanbul Biennial

    From Issue 65

    Thomas Roueché reflects on the lessons of the 17th Istanbul Biennial

  • Lives Less Ordinary

    From Issue 64

    A superb exhibition at Meşher, Istanbul, ‘I-You-They’, shines a light on a century of remarkable Turkish women artists largely ignored in their lifetimes. Finally they win the recognition they have long deserved. By Thomas Roueché

  • Boom, Bam, Bang…

    Thomas Roueché reviews 'On the Threshold of Eurasia Revolutionary Poetics in the Caucasus' by Leah Feldman

    From Issue 63
  • Oasis of palm

    The Athenian palms of Navine G Khan-Dossos

    From Issue 55

    The palm trees of Athens have been under siege from city planners and a deadly parasite, but the inventive artist Navine G Khan-Dossos has created a space in an abandoned museum attic where her stylised palms can flourish. By Thomas Roueché. Photographs by Nikos Kokkas and Yiannis Hadjislanis

  • All Jazz and High Jinks

    Istanbul between the wars

    From Issue 53
  • Beyoğlu in the Jazz Age: Dancing Until Daybreak

    The European City

    From Issue 51

    Black musicians, White Russian princesses, Turkish flappers… During the Jazz Age, Beyoğlu was a ferment of modernity and decadence.

  • Highest Heaven

    From Issue 51

    Tom Roueché reviews ‘Sacred Spaces: Turkish Mosques & Tombs’

  • The Man who Rescued Hadrian

    From Issue 48

    Sagalassos, the remote site in southern Turkey where a giant statue of Emperor Hadrian was discovered five years ago, is the driving passion of Marc Waelkens. The Belgian archaeologist talks to Thomas Roueché about his pioneering work as director of excavations

  • The Unerring Eye

    From Issue 45

    The Kier Collection was the life’s work of ther late Edmund de Unger, a hungarian émigré whose eye for islamic art was matched by his nose for a deal. By Thomas Roueché

  • The Turkish Tornado

    From Issue 47
  • At Home with the Ephesians

    From Issue 43

    Its Temple of Artemis, magnificent Theatre and Library of Celsus made Roman Ephesus a wonder of the ancient world. But the real marvels of the city are the private properties of its wealthy citizens. Thomas Roueché steps inside a block of astonishing apartments. Photographs by Jean Marie del Moral

  • The Bottle-Top Mansion

    The Ertegün family and the story of Turkey's Washington Embassy

    From Issue 44

    An architectural extravaganza built in America’s Gilded Age for the man who invented the bottle top, the Everett House in Washington DC has a long and colourful connection with Turkey. Thomas Roueché charts its history. Photographs by Jürgen Frank.

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