Book Review: Istanbul: City of Two Continents

Istanbul: City of Two Continents

Author John Cleave is an architectural photographer. In this book, the art may seem like watercolour paintings, but are actually created digitally based on his original photos. It's a very different style of art, with a digital and traditional look at the same time.

The illustrations focus on more famous landmarks but also the lesser known corners of the city. John Cleave has a good eye for details, composition and introduces a lot of beautiful places. The buildings have lots of architectural details and history. Istanbul has a lot of amazing buildings, a wonderful place for sight seeing.

The commentary talks about the history of the different places. It's a good read and introduction to the different sights of the city.

It's an interesting book. I can't tell if I like the art style though, I'm somewhere in between. But one thing certain is, Istanbul is a beautiful city.

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4 Comments

Hi Parka. In the start of

Hi Parka.

In the start of this review you mention the "very different style of art". Is this book cover the technique used in this book? I'm quite curious how John Cleave achieve this spectacular quality.

Cheers.

Rod.

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