Text by Mine Bragner
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug, E. Widmer and Ersin Alok

Offering fascinating glimpses into the unique and relatively unknown world of the artistic and architectural achievements of the Anatolian Seljuks, this unusual book takes the reader on a journey through a largely unexplored realm of sublime stone masonry, sculptural textures in wood and stone, and ceramics. The book is lavishly illustrated with superb duotone photographs and color plates.

36.5 by 26 cms, 220 pages. Clothbound 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