- 出版社: Editions Didier Millet (2008年10月1日)
- 丛书名: Sketchbook
- 精装: 96页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 9814217522
- 条形码: 9789814217521
- 商品尺寸: 22.1 x 1.9 x 27 cm
- 商品重量: 780 g
- ASIN: 9814217522
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Istanbul: City of Two Continents (英语) 精装 – 2008年10月1日
Istanbul: City of Two Continents showcases both the historical as well as the modern aspects of Istanbul â a fascinating capital of two past empires and the largest city in modern Turkey. The illustrations, artistically rendered using digital techniques, feature famous landmarks together with the lesser known but equally evocative areas of modern Istanbul. The historic centre of Istanbul is an overwhelming record of Byzantine, Ottoman and republican history; of incomparable religious buildings, fine secular architecture, and bustling commerce. To the north, across the fabled Golden Horn, fashion centres, high-rise buildings and the latest in shopping malls cater to a thriving economy. To the east lies the Bosphorus. Lined with enchanting waterfront houses, palaces and castles, this bustling waterway joins the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and forms the boundary between Europe and Asia. On the Asian shore, which houses one-third of the cityâs population in ever-spreading suburbs, the historic co-mingles with fine stores, lively cafÃ©s and tranquil marinas.
Even the term "guides", however, may sound misleading as John's books cross the line between visual guides and art and make them difficult to classify. The Istanbul guide, for example, can be at the same time enormously helpful to somebody totally unfamiliar with the city by providing an excellent visual reference to the city's monuments but it can also please the experienced traveller (or Istanbul resident) by bringing to life scenes from the city's vibrant daily life (a one-man shoeshine stand, cafe, or a hot chestnut seller). All of the above is rendered colourful and rather romantic through John Cleave's unique art technique of transforming real photographs he himself has taken into watercolors.