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From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul

Photographs of the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus from the mid 19th to the 20th century

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation collected old İstanbul photographs with the conviction that it would serve as an important element in preserving the cultural assets of Turkey. The motivation behind this process was the desire to present these photographs to visitors through a series of books published through Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation İstanbul Research Institute. Designed as part of this endeavor and published in 2006, From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul Photographs of the Rumeli Shore of the Bosphorus from the Mid-19th to the 20th Century was not only the first book of the series, but of İstanbul Research Institute, as well.

Written by architect Dr. M. Sinan Genim and comprised of two volumes, the book included more than 400 photographs selected from the Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation Photograph Collection and the archives of important collectors. In January 2012, Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation  İstanbul  Research Institute has published the second book of the series, namely From Konstantiniyye to İstanbul Photographs of the Anatolian Shore of the Bosphorus from the Mid-19th to the 20th Century and invites İstanbul lovers to embark upon an intriguing and pleasant journey along the Anatolian shores of İstanbul’s famous strait.

Turkish only
M. Sinan Genim
İstanbul Research Institute Publications January 2012
871 pages
ISBN 9789759123932