Living in Istanbul by Kenize Mourad (Preface), Jerome Darblay (Photographer)
” For anyone under a spell of Istanbul, this is a book to have and behold. The photography is excellent if also typical of glossy coffee table books: romantised and beautiful, very – yet the images chosen cover a wide range and offer interesting and evocative – or inspiring, if you like – insights into the life in Istanbul and its settings. Visually, then, the book is a little gem (far better than another recent one, “Living in Turkey”). There are several essays included which are of varying quality”.
Turkish Style by Ara Guler, Cengiz Bektas
” A stunning crystallization of a tradition that spans 10,000 years, the rise and fall of mighty empires, and influences from Africa to the Balkans, this volume combines a comfortably erudite text with 300 color illustrations to reveal the interiors and exteriors of Turkish houses throughout the country’s regions as well as in Istanbul. 10.25×11.25″.