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Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

  • Publisher: Koç University Press
  • Editor: Günder Varinlioğlu
  • Language: English [This book is also available in Turkish: Artamonoff: Bizans İstanbul’u İmgeleri, 1930-1947]
  • Category: Anthropology, Art, Photography
  • Pages: 311
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition, June 2013
  • ISBN: 978-605-5250-16-4

Nicholas V. Artamonoff left behind a photographic puzzle of over one thousand images. He was a student and engineer, who, while studying and living at Robert College in Istanbul, gained an appreciation for the city’s history and culture. With his Rollei camera, he captured Byzantine remains, entering nooks and crannies of fortifications and cisterns. He strolled through the city in the footsteps of architectural historians and archaeologists who explored and uncovered Byzantine Istanbul. His interests were broad: they ranged from imposing churches to the smallest details of architectural sculpture, from bustling marketplaces to the diligent work of lone craftsmen. The abundance of subjects makes the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection rich and engaging, providing a glimpse into the diverse urban environment in which he lived, and into the versatile photographer he was. Turkish edition is also available frorm Koç University Press.

This book is available in Koç University Press and YKY stores.