H 260 x W 210 mm
Published Oct 2017
From Istanbul’s palatial old embassies to its glorious Bosphorus summerhouses, from Ottoman Paris to Ankara’s Art Deco, this book brings together essays by Patricia Daunt to reveal their secret histories. It concludes with her latest article, on the magnificent ruins of Aphrodisias, newly listed as a World Heritage Site.
Foreword; PALACES OF DIPLOMACY; 1 The Winter Palaces The Pera Embassies; WINDOW ON THE BOSPHORUS; 2 Boating with Billy; 3 The Summer Palaces: The Bosphorus Embassies; 4 The Jewel Box: The Çürüksulu Mehmet Pasha Yalı; 5 The Vizier’s Retreat: The Kıbrıslı Yalı; 6 A Room for the Books: Ahmed Vefik Pasha’s Library; 7 Water’s Edge: The Hekimbaşı Yalı; 8 The Talk of the Bosphorus: The Zeki Pasha Yalı; 9 Some Enchanted Evenings: The Ratip Efendi Yalı; 10 The House that Came out of the Blue: The Germen Yalı; 11 In the Spirit’s Wake: Sumahan on the Water; 12 The Palace Lady’s Summerhouse: The Ethem Pertev Yalı; TRAVELS IN ANATOLIA; 13 The Country Houses that Ride the Storm; 14 The Lake that Time Forgot; 15 Sublime Portals The Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği; SECRET ANKARA; 16 A Brave New World The Embassies’ Big Move to Ankara; 17 Fly in the Face of Fashion Ankara’s Hidden Assets; PARIS A LA TURQUE; 18 Treasures of a Lost Dynasty; 19 From Lunacy to Diplomacy 276; APHRODISIAS REBORN; 20 City of Aphrodite; Acknowledgements and glossary; Index
".a record of her expertise and enthusiasms, whose coffee-table dimensions belie its scholarly contents."-Yasmine Seale"Times Literary Supplement" (03/01/2018); "[This is] much more than a beautifully illustrated book: it's about the people who lived - and live - in these buildings... a love letter to a country and to a world that has been almost completely swallowed up by tourism, new money and development.""-Owen Matthews"The Spectator" (12/01/2017)