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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