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Review: “Bosphorus Private” by Nevbahar Koç in collaboration with İrem Kınay

Get lost in the pages of a good book—it’s the soul of any room.

Istanbul’s Bosphorus strait – the bridge between the ancient Greek, Roman, Persian, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires – has always been a site that reveals the power and beauty of cultural dissemination. This new volume welcomes readers into the pleasures of living in this enchanting locale by revealing glimpses into the homes that set the stage for the lives of its residents.

Introduced by the lovely prose of Koç, this exuberant 280-page volume boasts 170 lush, beguiling illustrations of 19 residences that are as eclectic as their aristocratic owners. Throughout are quotes from the waterway’s devotees, and images that revel in the haunted beauty of the landscape.

“A lot of my designs would not exist if I had not looked so often, with such care and fascination, at this city of Ottoman glory,” says high priest of style Louboutin.

Alive with a lust for life and unabashed exuberance, this coveted volume is an escape for designers and creatives who recognise, as Heraclitus said, that “No man steps into the same river twice.” assouline.com

Bosphorus Private, Lifestyle on Istanbul’s Magical Waterway

Introduction by Andrew Finkel, original photography by Emre Güven

Curated by Nevbahar Koç in collaboration with İrem Kınay

Introduction by Andrew Finkel, original photography by Emre Güven

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