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Ara Guler's Istanbul By Ara Guler

Ara Guler's Istanbul by Ara Guler

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Summary

A photographic record of daily life in Istanbul from the 1940s to the 1980s. It shows the city's melancholy aesthetic as it oscillates between tradition and modernity.

Ara Guler's Istanbul Summary

Ara Guler's Istanbul by Ara Guler

This book is a vivid photographic record of daily life in Istanbul from the 1940s to the 1980s. Captured through the unerring lens of the award winning Ara Guler, the 'Eye of Istanbul', it reflects the city's melancholy aesthetic as it oscillates between tradition and modernity. Guler's remarkable duotone photographs are accompanied by evocative commentaries from Orhan Pamuk, another leading figure in Turkish culture. Both writer and photographer each held in their youth the ambition of becoming a painter. Here, each in his own way paints a brushless picture of his hometown and captures, through image and word, its very soul.

Ara Guler's Istanbul Reviews

'Turkey's greatest photographer ... Guler's work asks age-old questions about progress and innocence, and ultimately leaves it up to the viewer to decide which is more important to society' - Amateur Photographer

About Ara Guler

Nicknamed 'The Eye of Istanbul', Ara Guler (1928-2018) chronicled the city with melancholic black-and-white pictures taken mostly with a Leica camera. He received countless awards, and photographed many luminaries, including Winston Churchill, Indira Gandhi, Bertrand Russell, Alfred Hitchcock, Maria Callas, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

Additional information

NPB9780500543863
9780500543863
0500543860
Ara Guler's Istanbul by Ara Guler
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2009-10-12
184
N/A
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