Stamboul Sketches is fashioned from these off-cuts, a chronicle of chance encounters. It is a beautiful, quirky portrait of a city which, Freely says, `grabs you by the heart and never lets you go.'
Author: John Freely
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
Throughout the 1960s, John Freely explored the alleys, hidden corners and monuments of Istanbul, in between teaching, to create a legendary guidebook with Hilary Sumner-Boyd. But all the passages that were too personal, too capricious, too idiosyncratic, too indulgent of eccentric personalities, too wrapped up in the love of mid-afternoon banter, too indulgent of musicians, dancers, gypsies, dervishes, drunks, beggars, fishermen, poets, fortune-tellers, folk healers, mimics, and prostitutes, were cut from their scholarly guide. Stamboul Sketches is fashioned from these off-cuts, a chronicle of chance encounters. It is a beautiful, quirky portrait of a city which, Freely says, grabs you by the heart and never lets you go.'
... Byzantine Monuments of Istanbul (Cambridge UP, Cambridge: 2004) Freely,
John, Stamboul Sketches (Redhouse, Istanbul: 1974) Freely, John and Brendan,
A Guide to Beyoğlu (Archaeology and Art Publications, Richmond: 2005) Garnett,
Author: Richard Tillinghast
Publisher: Haus Publishing
With its varied and glorious history, Istanbul remains one of the world’s perennially fascinating cities. Richard Tillinghast, who first visited Istanbul in the early 1960s and has watched it transform over the decades into a vibrant metropolis, explores its rich art and architecture, culture, cuisine, and much more in this book. Istanbul was known in Byzantine times as the “Queen of Cities” and to the Ottoman Turks as the “Abode of Felicity.” Steeped in Istanbul’s history, Tillinghast takes his readers on a voyage of discovery through this storied cultural hub, and he is as comfortable talking about Byzantine mosaics and dervish ceremonies as Iznik ceramics and the imperial mosques. His lyrical writing brings Istanbul alive on the page as he accompanies readers to cafés, palaces, and taverns, perfectly conjuring the atmospheric delights, sounds, and senses of the city. Illuminating Istanbul’s great buildings with tales that bring Ottoman and Byzantine history to life, Tillinghast is adept at discovering both what the city remembers and what it chooses to forget.
Whole guide books are devoted to it, and I recommend Strolling through Istanbul
(John Freely and Hilary Sumner-Boyd), and afterwards John Freely's informal
sketches of life in Istanbul, Stamboul Sketches. But don't miss: a ride on the
Author: Rod and Lucinda Heikell
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd
Turkish Waters and Cyprus Pilot covers the entire coast of Turkey from the Black Sea down the Aegean coast and around to the Syrian border. The coasts, ports and marinas of the island of Cyprus are also described. There are few more beautiful cities in the world that it is possible to sail into the heart of, but that is what the authors were able to do in Istanbul while researching this, the tenth edition. Their research also took them south as far as Göçek and to Cyprus. Much has changed, with new marinas completed and more under construction, but much has also stayed the same, namely the warmth and hospitality of the people you encounter. This new edition includes all the latest information and marina developments, with new plans and photos, many of which were taken by the authors. Turkish Waters and Cyprus Pilot is considered the essential companion to sailing these waters.
... references for the festivals, I have selected several passages from Evliya
Celebi, taken from three sources: John Freely's Stamboul Sketches, Richard
Stoneman's Across the Hellespont, and In the Days of the Janissariesby
Author: Harlan Walker
Publisher: Oxford Symposium
A further volume in this series, this year discussing not so much food or its preparation as its portrayal in any number of art forms such as popular music, crime novels, film, theatre, literature, and fine art. There are also some papers which concentrate on the art of food, or art relating to food: an instance is the art of tissue-paper orange wrappers (a recondite but riveting item). My impression, when this subject was first mooted, was that all contributions would revolve around paintings and high arts. I was mistaken, there is a remarkable spread: the arrangement of 18th-century desserts; cookery and the Cuban Santeria religion; drink in 19th-century English fiction; food in film noir; the cook as artist in 18th-century England; architectural food design in France and Italy; popcorn poetry; food and eating in Bronte novels; and much more. These volumes are sometimes indigestible fricassees if swallowed at once, but think of them as platters of oysters - each may contain a pearl. By the finish a bracelet at least, perhaps a necklace, is the consequence.
The fields during the quail season are filled with so-called sportsmen to such an
extent that one has every chance of being mistaken for a quail, and potted
accordingly. I have counted at St. Stephano, a place about nine miles from
Author: Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture , Oleg Grabar ( ed . ) , Leiden : E . J .
Brill , 1985 , pp . 118 - 120 John Freely , Stamboul Sketches , Istanbul :
Redhouse Press , 1974 John Freely and Hilary Sumner - Boyd , Strolling
Through 222 ...
Author: Isabel Böcking
An insider's tour of Instanbul's bazaar peninsula considers how its combination of centuries-old market halls, mosques, kiosks, and modern buildings reflects the many dimensions of the city itself, in a lavishly illustrated and recipe-complemented volume that celebrates the quarter's kaleidoscopic housing of culture and history.
Author: Rosie Ayliffe
Connect is a fun, four-level, multi-skills American English course especially written and designed for young adolescents. The comprehensive, interleaved Teacher's Edition 2 provides step-by-step instructions to present, practice, and review all new language for Student's Book 2. It also features the audio scripts, optional exercises, and informative notes.
In 'Art in Istanbul: Contemporary Spectacles and History Revisited,' Jale Erzen,
scholar of art and herself a practitioner of the Istanbul Biennial like Hou Hanru,
takes a more cautionary road towards the prospects of contemporary art and ...
Author: Deniz Göktürk
Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.
By the 1880s Walker was well established as one of the city's key art teachers
offering public lectures on drawing as well as ... These informal Istanbul women's
art networks were also evident in the international arena when the work of both ...
Author: Mary Roberts
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"A vibrant artistic milieu emerged in the late-nineteenth century Istanbul that was extremely heterogeneous, including Ottoman, Ottoman-Armenian, French, Italian, British, Polish and Ottoman-Greek artists. Roberts analyzes the ways artistic output intersected with the broader political agenda of a modernizing Ottoman state. She draws on extensive original research, bringing together sources in Turkey, England, France, Italy, Armenia, Poland and Denmark. Five chapters each address a particular issue related to transcultural exchange across the east-west divide that is focused on a particular case study of art, artistic patronage, and art exhibitions in nineteenth-century Istanbul"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Mike Filey
Mike Filey’s column "The Way We Were" first appeared in the Toronto Sunday Sun not long after the first edition of the paper hit the newsstands and front porches on September 16, 1973. Since that day more than three decades ago, Mike’s column has enjoyed an uninterrupted stretch as one of the paper’s most popular features. In 1992 a number of his columns were reprinted in Toronto Sketches: The Way We Were by Dundurn Press. Since then another seven volumes of Toronto Sketches have been published, each of which has attained great success both with Toronto book buyers and with former Torontonians wishing to relive an earlier, gentler time in the city’s past. This ninth volume features a variety of stories, including a look at Toronto’s 1904 inferno, the birth of Rex Heslop’s Rexdale community, a visit to Sunnyside Amusement Park, and a few fascinating tales about the city’s streetcars.
CONSTANTINOPLE Mosaic Art A n icon is an image , usually depicting religious
figures and holy persons , on small wooden panels or on church walls . Icons
were considered an important element of Christian worship in Constantinople .
Author: Robert Bator
Publisher: Lerner Publications
A historical exploration of events and daily life in Istanbul in both ancient and modern times.