Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781909961081 Published December 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $22.95 ISBN: 9781909961098 Published June 2016

Turkey Rediscovered

A Land between Tradition and Modernity

Klaus Reichert

Turkey Rediscovered

Klaus Reichert

Distributed for Haus Publishing

Translated by Eugene H. Hayworth
120 pages | 5 x 5 1/2 | © 2015
Cloth $22.95 ISBN: 9781909961081 Published December 2016 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
E-book $22.95 ISBN: 9781909961098 Published June 2016
This book, available for the first time in English, is an exhilarating journey through Turkey’s history and a perceptive look at the interactions between secularism, religion, and multiethnic identity.

Without a guide and driven only by his own curiosity, Klaus Reichert travels to Anatolia, Istanbul, and the Aegean coast. He explores the strip of land where Adam and Eve are said to have settled after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and where Moses struck water from stone. While following in the footsteps of the brilliant architect Mimar Sinan and investigating the mysteries of his mosques, Reichert speaks to an old stonemason and a young teacher, visits one of the last remaining colonies of a rare breed of ibis, and walks the wide expanses surrounding the archaeological sites of western Turkey. Finally, he draws parallels between Kilim weaving, minimal music, and modernity as a whole. Under Reichert’s gaze, what is seen and learned becomes a colorful and provocative collection of images and patterns.

A one-of-a-kind travelogue that touches on Turkey’s traditions, natural history, and political divisions, Turkey Rediscovered shows us a new side to a land we thought we already knew.
Contents
Preface
Anatolian Journal
Aegean Journal
Mimar Sinan: the Euclid of his Age
Something about Kilims
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