“Those wondrous pleasure spots”: Fountains in eighteenth-century Istanbul

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 31-05-2017 18:30

The monumental fountains of eighteenth-century Istanbul captured everyone’s attention. Ottoman poets, foreign travelers, and visual artists all marveled at their beauty and masterful craftsmanship, portraying them as wonderful pleasure spots. Based on these writings and images, this lecture by Shirine Hamadeh will look at the fascinating range of Eastern and Western artistic traditions these fountains reveal and discuss their role as central places of recreation in the new gardens and squares along the Bosphorus.

Location: Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul, İstiklal Caddesi 197

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