Text by Nazan Olcer and others
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

This book, originally published on the occasion of an international carpet exhibition in Istanbul in 1997 at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, brings together a stunning array of 163 rare carpets that were selected from the museum's legendary collection and are presented here for the first time in images of hitherto unachieved quality. The internationally-respected magazine Hali called it "The ultimate Turkish carpet book... [with] superb images of the best of Turkish carpet art".

26 by 36.5 cms, 260 pages (224 color plates). 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