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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The best of Turkish interior design today, from traditional to hip, from
ancient to modern.
Turkey is a country undergoing spectacular transformation. But unlike many
other such modernizing processes, this one does not involve the destruction of
its rich and varied traditions of design and decoration. Nowhere is this better
seen than in the pages of this book, in which the celebrated photographer Solvi
dos Santos has traveled throughout Turkey during all four seasons to capture
the soul of the contemporary Turkish home.
Here are the intense charm of the minimalist, pine-scented interiors of the
Black Sea; the historic details of an antique monastery hidden in the Aegean;
the élan of whitewashed Mediterranean courtyards fragrant with jasmine; the
elegance of the Ottoman seaside mansions of the Bosphorus; the stark beauty of
medieval, sun-baked, stone houses in the deep southeast; and the intimacy of a
pied-à-terre in Istanbul's shady backstreets.
Berrin Torolsan's text provides a look inside these homes, and into the
different worlds of their inhabitants, from hip designers, poets, and artists
to teachers, farmers, and country gentlemen, from household names to unknown
aesthetes. She uncovers the stories of each house and gives a sense of the
geography and history of its location. 250 color illustrations.