The Turkish home is a living tradition whose refinement has continued uninterrupted for over 10,000 years from the earliest recorded dwellings of Middle Anatolia to the modern Istanbul townhouse. During this time, the rise and fall of great empires - Hittite, Byzantine, Ottoman - has brought a mosaic of influences from as far afield as Africa and the Balkans. Certain felicitous principles have come to dominate Turkish domestic design: simplicity, economy and a respect for human needs. Living in Turkey draws aside the veil of privacy to lead us into these discreet, carefully hidden interiors. We see houses that have evolved to suit local conditions and needs, from the earthen buildings of Cappadocia and Kayseri and the whitewashed walls of the Aegean coast to the stone masonry of the Middle and Eastern Anatolia. At the heart of the Turkish experience is Istanbul: a twentieth-century metropolis still filled with beauty and mystery, tinged with the colours of ancient cultures and past times. Old wooden buildings dream in huge gardens along the Bosphorus; the angles of contemporary apartments are softened with accessories and kilims; in every house are Turkish coffee-pots, handmade embroideries and coloured glass. Throughout, spectacular colour photography invites us to share in the enjoyment of these decorative marvels, bringing us closer than ever before to the design, the architecture and the lifestyle of this entrancing culture.
Descrizione libro Thames and Hudson Ltd 04/05/2001, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used - Good. some shelfwear with minor marks and knocks but does not affect the content. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 131664-2
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0500282706 slight shelf wear, crease to some pages. Codice libro della libreria W0055018
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, London, 2001. Softcover (with Flaps). Condizione libro: Very Good. Ara Guler and Samih Rifat - Photographers (illustratore). First Paperback Edition. foreword by Mica Ertegun, glossary and bibliography. The text is illustrated with photographs taken by Ara Guler and Samih Rifat, and the illustrations have been drawn by Kaya Dincer. Colour photographic paperback binding with gold and red coloured titles to the front panel and white and gold coloured titles to the back strip. A look at the domestic architecture / design for the private spaces of the Turkish people. For, as the front fold over panel blurb states, ". The Turkish home is a living tradition whose refinement has continued uninterrupted for over 10,000 years, from the earliest recorded dwellings of Middle Anatolia to the modern Istanbul townhouse. During this time, the rise in for look great empires - the Hittite, Byzantine, Ottoman - has bought a mosaic of influences from farmers field as Africa and the Balkans." Minor rubbing to the book edges and panels. Size: Square Quarto. , 11 - 223,  pages, Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ara Guler and Samih Rifat - Photographers. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; interior design; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0500282706. ISBN/EAN: 9780500282700. Inventory No: 0121910. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia. Codice libro della libreria 0121910
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-028-60-9670509
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, London, England, 2007. Wrappers-. Condizione libro: New-. 28 x 25 Cms. 224 pages - in English - 275 color illustrations - photography by Ara Güler and Samih Rifat - a visit to the hidden interiors of Turkish homes, from the earthen dwellings of Cappadocia and the stone masonry of Anatolia to the whitewashed walls of the Aegean coast - foreword by Mica Ertegun - history & tradition, Ottoman splendors, traditional houses, and, contemporary residences - glossary and bibliography. Codice libro della libreria 009151