The Bazaars of Istanbul

The Bazaars of Istanbul

  1. Isabel Böcking
  2. Laura Salm-Reifferscheidt
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  • ISBN 9780500514474
  • 30.00 x 24.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 224pp
  • 300 Illustrations, 300 in colour
  • First published 2008

This is a place where the 'Thousand and One Nights' and global chic come together.

Brimful of atmospheric photographs, and featuring 30 traditional Turkish recipes, this evocative book is a delightful journey through a colourful world packed with fascinating history and people.

The bazaar quarter of Istanbul is many-faceted and hectic, extraordinarily beautiful and chaotic at the same time. Centuries-old market halls, mosques and stalls share space with new concrete buildings and street kiosks. Spacious stores with brightly lit window displays compete with tiny cluttered shops in dark alleyways.

Here are traditional craftsmanship and mass production, east and west, past and present, romance and practicality, kitsch and style.