Text by Catherine
Jolivet-Levy, Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

Panoramic Landscapes of Cappadocia takes the reader into and through the astonishing world of the valleys of Cappadocia. Successive civilizations and cultures have left their marks here, excavating and carving houses, tombs, workplaces, and shrines out of the living rock. Far from destroying the landscape however, their efforts have actually added to it. Like its subject, Panoramic Landscapes of Cappadocia offers a stunning array of broad panoramic views of this magical world.

The images are accompanied by an informative introductory essay and commentaries by Catherine Jolivet-Lévy, a respected scholar on Cappadocian archaeology and medieval art. Photographer Ahmet Ertug's panoramic images are presented as fold-outs that measure 156 by 36 cms when fully extended. There are 30 of these panoramic plates, each one of which is affixed directly to the spine. Each book is individually bound by hand.

This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.

Copyright Ahmet Ertug 2008