Text by Godfrey Goodwin and others
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

Focusing on the history of the silk trade between the 15th and 17th centuries and on the architectural development of Bursa, the Ottoman silk capital, outstanding examples of Bursa silks are presented along with its architectural monuments.The photography of Ahmet Ertug introduce to the reader the unique tiled interiors of this ancient city.

30 by 41 cms, 248 pages (124 color, 10 duotone, 21 line drawings). Hardbound in 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