ISTANBUL: City of Two Continents
by John Cleave
Introductions by John Freely
In the third of his "digital watercolor" sketchbooks, John Cleave has turned his artistry to the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and today Turkey's largest city. Standing astride Europe and Asia, surrounded by a garland of water, a vibrant 21st century city with a visible history that stretches back nearly three millennia, Istanbul is, simply, unique.
The many facets of this spectacular city are captured by John in his 175 captioned illustrations. John Freely, doyen of writers on Istanbul and its history, sets the stage with his overview, City of Two Continents , and his introductions to the three succeeding chapters: The Historic Heart of Istanbul; Across the Golden Horn: Beyoglu and Beyond; and The Other Side: Istanbul in Asia.
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet, Paris and Singapore.
Available in the USA at good bookstores or from Amazon.com from October 2008
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About the Artist:
John Cleave's Washington Gallery • Return to Washington Artists Overview
This page was updated on August 14, 2008