HAGIA SOPHIA - A Vision for Empires
Text by Cyril Mango
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

This outstanding book captures the power and mystery of the greatest of Byzantine edifices. The text is by Dr Cyril Mango, an internationally respected authority on Byzantine art and architecture. Spectacular, large-format photography by Ahmet Ertug with views of the colossal inner space and detailed images of the building's mosaics and architectural features. Also included is a selection of remarkable 18th and 19th century drawings of Hagia Sophia.

30 by 41 cms, 230 pages including vertical and horizontal fold-outs. Hardbound in moiré cloth and presented in a slipcase..

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