Bir Zamanlar Orta Asya = Once Upon a Time in Central Asia = Kogda-to Srednyaya Aziya
by Cagatay, Ergun
Istanbul: Tetragon, 1996. Hardcover. Good+ to VG. Clean and bright but for small oily fingerprint on upper RH corner of front cover and binding beginning to split at rear hinge. With a few art museum ex-lib. marks.. Adobe cloth/boards with color illustration tipped on and blind-stamp lettering. Map end papers of Central Asia. No dj. Text in Turkish, English, Russian. A beautiful book of archival and modern photos of Central Asia through history. The photos come from the Russian Imperial Collection, archaeological photo archives, military archives of photos taken for military purposes, and private collections for personal or commercial use. Centers on the loss of Britain's hold on Central Asia and its change to rule by Czarist Russia. Amazing images of Khiva, Bukhara, Khokand, Samarkand, Khakassia, Altay, Tuva, Buzkhashi, and a large section on Kazakhstan. With architectural details, photos of families, formal portraits, street scenes, markets, animals, native dress, indigenous instruments, and more. Contemporary photos by Ergun Cagatay and with introductions to each section in trilingual text, as are photo annotations. A fascinating book about a fascinating part of the world.
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