Hippodrom / Atmeydani: Istanbul'un Tarih Sahnesi = Hippodrome / Atmeydani: A Stage for Istanbul's History (Volumes I and II)
by Pitarakis, Brigitte
Istanbul: Pera Muzesi Yayini, 2010. Softcover. VG- contents; covers lightly wrinkled and with some rubbing. Art museum ex-lib. volumes, each with bookplate and back pocket; no other marks.. Volume I: Maroon card wraps with bw illustration and white lettering. 371 pp. with 69 color plates; additional color and bw images throughout; fold-out diorama-style illustration of the Hippodrome at rear. Volume II: Green card wraps with bw illustration and white lettering. 351 pp. with 107 color/bw plates; additional color and bw images throughout. Both volumes have French flaps. Heavy and will require extra postage. (9 pounds / 4 kilos). Parallel text, Turkish/English. Catalogue from the exhibition of February to April 2010. Arranged chronologically. The Hippodrome was the largest and one of the most significant buildings in Byzantine Constantinople. Located in the heart of the city beside the Great Palace, it was not only an arena for chariot races -the most exciting and popular spectator sport from the 4th to the 7th century- but also a place where emperors were created, military victories celebrated, and rulers collectively acclaimed by the people.Atmeydan , on the other hand, became one of the most important and lively public spaces of Ottoman stanbul. The Hippodrome/ Atmeydan : stanbul's Stage of History exhibition examined this very special and colorful square of the city, which has also hosted a variety of consequential incidents during the foundation of the Republic, through artefacts, architectural drawings, photographs and daily life objects, and took the stanbulites on a tour of their city's different recollection spanning from the 4th to the 20th century. An amazing and impressive publication that brings the Hippodrome (and Istanbul in general) to life through archival bw photographs, vivid color plates, extensive text and annotations. If you're a fan of Ottoman history, you need this catalogue!!! Pera Museum Publication No. 39.
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