Publications

YOUSSOUF BEY: The Charged Portraits of Fin-de-Siécle Pera (2nd Edition)

  • Publisher: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED)
  • Author(s): Bahattin Öztuncay, Sinan Kuneralp, Guillaume Doizy, K. Mehmet Kentel
  • Editor(s): Bahattin Öztuncay
  • Translated By: Umur Çelikyay
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Ottoman History, History of Caricature
  • Pages: 120 pages
  • Size: 22x27 cm
  • Edition: 2
  • ISBN: 978-605-9389-56-3

 

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YOUSSOUF BEY: The Charged Portraits of Fin-de-Siècle Pera

  • Publisher: Vehbi Koç Foundation
  • Author(s): Sinan Kuneralp, Guillaume Doizy, K. Mehmet Kentel
  • Editor(s): Bahattin Öztuncay
  • Translated By: Umur Çelikyay
  • Languages: English
  • Category: History, Ottoman History, History of Caricature Art
  • Pages: 120
  • Edition: 1
  • ISBN: 978-975-7078-48-7

Yusuf Franko Kusa Bey (1856–1933), a high-ranking bureaucrat in fin-de-siècle Ottoman imperial administration, was also a talented caricaturist.

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Byzantium's Other Empire: Trebizond

  • Publisher: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED)
  • Author(s): Antony Eastmond, Glenn Peers, Barbara Roggema, Ioanna Rapti, Annika Asp-Talwar, Pınar Üre, James Crow
  • Editor(s): Antony Eastmond
  • Languages: English
  • Category: history of art, archaeology, Byzantium
  • Pages: 264
  • Size: 16,5x24cm
  • Edition: 1
  • ISBN: 978-605-9388-00-9

Trebizond, that “long-anticipated city of the Komnenians with its soft and melodious name” to quote Jakob Fallmerayer, has long lured scholars, attracted by its unique combination of Byzantine familiarity and Anatolian foreignness.

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John Garstang's Footsteps Across Anatolia

  • Publisher: RCAC
  • Author(s): Alan M. Greaves, Françoise Rutland, Phil Freeman, Bob Miller, Bülent Genç, Nilgün Öz, J.R. Peterson, Katie Waring
  • Editor(s): Alan M. Greaves
  • Translated By: Yiğit Adam
  • Languages: Turkish and English
  • Category: Archaeology, History, Art History, Photography
  • Pages: 240
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • ISBN: 9789759780272

John Garstang's Footsteps Across Anatolia aims to highlight the international contributions of John Garstang towards the study of archaeology in Turkey and the Near East.

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Camera Ottomana: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914

  • Publisher: Koç University Publications
  • Author(s): Zeynep Çelik, Edhem Eldem, Bahattin Öztuncay, Frances Terpak & Peter Louis Bonfitto
  • Editor(s): Zeynep Çelik, Edhem Eldem
  • Translated By: Hande Eagle (The Origins and Development of Photography in Istanbul)
  • Languages: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Size: 17x24cm
  • Edition: 1. edition
  • ISBN: 978-605-5250-47-46-1

From its birth in 1839, photography has participated in modernity as much as it has symbolized it. Its capacity to record and display and its claim to accuracy and truth intricately linked the new technology to the dynamism of the modern world.

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Propaganda and War: The Allied Front during the First World War | Ömer M. Koç Collection

  • Publisher: Vehbi Koç Foundation Publication
  • Author(s): Edhem Eldem, Sinan Kuneralp, Bahattin Öztuncay
  • Editor(s): Bahattin Öztuncay
  • Translated By: Merve Akdemir, Barış Yıldırım
  • Languages: English-Turkish bilingual edition
  • Category: History, Ottoman, Exhibition Catalogue
  • Pages: 215
  • Size: 24 x 31 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • ISBN: 9789756959923
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The Forgotten Kingdom, Archaeology and Photography at Anciet Alalakh

  • Author(s): Dilek Barlas, Murat Akar, Hélène Maloigne, Rachael Sparks, Dominique Collon, Emily Arouz, K. Aslıhan Yener
  • Editor(s): Murat Akar, Hélène Maloigne
  • Translated By: Azer Keskin, Sim İris Belik, Müge Bulu
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Archaeology and History of Art, Photography
  • Pages: 280
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm.
  • Edition: 1. Baskı, September 2014
  • ISBN: 978-605-5250-37-9

The Forgotten Kingdom offers a comparative look at the history of archaeology, archaeological photographyand the community landscape from the early twentieth to twenty-first centuries by presenting a selection of photographs from the excavatiıns conducted at Tell Atchana, ancient Alalakh, both in the 1930s-40s and the present day.

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An Innocent City, Modest Musings in Everyday Istanbul

  • Editor(s): Ian Alden Russell
  • Translated By: Yiğit Adam, Çiğdem Asatekin
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Exhibition catalogue
  • Pages: 116
  • Size: 12 x 16.5 cm
  • Edition: 1st edition, July 2014
  • ISBN: 978-975-08-2992-5

An Innocent City is an exhibition of stories and illustrations of the everyday objects of Istanbul. The objects presented here were inspired by objects on display in the cases of the Museum of Innocence in Çukurcuma.

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Nazlı’s Guestbook, Osman Hamdi Bey’s Circle

  • Author(s): Edhem Eldem
  • Languages: Turkish-English
  • Pages: 303
  • Size: 24 x 31 cm.
  • Edition: 1. Edition, April 2014
  • ISBN: 978-9944-483-58-2

Nazlı was the daughter of the famous printer, archaeologist and museum director Osman Hamdi Bey and his wife Marie/Naile. From 1907 to 1911, she kept a guestbook where close relatives, family friends and relatives, or people she visited left a short dedication or just a signature.

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Stories From The Hidden Harbor: Shipwrecks Of Yenikapı

  • Editor(s): Zeynep Kızıltan, Gülbahar Baran Çelik
  • Translated By: Barış Cezar, Emrah Güler
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Byzantine Studies, Archaeology
  • Pages: 219
  • Size: 24 x 29 cm.
  • Edition: 1. Print, June 2013
  • ISBN: 978-975-17-3668-0

In 2004, the Istanbul Archaeological Museums started large-scale salvage excavations at Yenikapı within the scope of Marmaray-Metro projects. For the first time in Istanbul’s history, archaeological excavations were conducted at one of its Byzantine harbors.

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Antioch on the Orontes, Early Explorations in the City of Mosaics

  • Author(s): Shari Kenfield, Tina Najbjerg, Christopher Moss, Hatice Pamir
  • Editor(s): Scott Redford
  • Languages: Turkish and English
  • Category: Archaeology and History of Art, Photography
  • Pages: 272
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Print, February 2014
  • ISBN: 9786055250263

From the very first moment when their picks and shovels hit the ground in 1932, archaeologists started to expose the remains of an enchanted city hidden under the roads, squares, and gardens of modern Antioch. The olive trees that constitute one of the most important symbols of the city, as they are also depicted in the mosaics of the Roman villas, concealed underneath their roots some of the most impressive works of ancient pictorial art...

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What Josephine Saw

  • Editor(s): Kimberly Hart
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Anthropology, Art, Photography
  • Pages: 247
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm.
  • Edition: 1st print, June 2012.
  • ISBN: 978-605-62575-9-9

"[What I saw in these kilims] was this combination of color and design. Everybody always said that these women could only copy and that they copied and copied and copied. But within each kilim, there were all of these variations and they managed so well to conform to my concept of what was interesting and what was beautiful. I know that they hadn't woven them for me, but they fell within what I was interested in."

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Robertson: Osmanlı Başkentinde Fotoğrafçı ve Hakkak

  • Editor(s): Bahattin Öztuncay
  • Languages: Turkish-English
  • Category: Ottoman history, photography
  • Pages: 243
  • Size: 24 x 31 cm.
  • Edition: 1. Edition, November 2013
  • ISBN: 9789756959787

Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) hosts an exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birthday of James Robertson, one of the most notable names of nineteenth-century photography.

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The Byzantine Court: Source of Power and Culture

  • Editor(s): Ayla Ödekan, Nevra Necipoğlu, Engin Akyürek
  • Translated By: Nina Ergin
  • Languages: English
  • Category: History, Byzantine Studies, Archaeology, Art History
  • Pages: 243
  • Size: 19,5 x 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1. Print
  • ISBN: 978-605-5250-17-1

The designation of Istanbul by the European Union’s Council of Ministers as the European Capital of Culture for 2010 was instrumental in the decision to focus on Constantinople in the Second International Sevgi Gönül Byzantine Studies Symposium, which was held on 21–23 June

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Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

  • Editor(s): Günder Varinlioğlu
  • Languages: English
  • Category: Anthropology, Art, Photography
  • Pages: 311
  • Size: 23 x 28 cm.
  • Edition: 1st print, June 2013.
  • ISBN: 9786055250164

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.

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