The magazine wrote about Turkish architecture, from Architect Sinan to modern Turkish architects, "the Istanbul of authors", and "Turkish cinema today".
Istanbul can no more be defined as "the exotic heaven" of the 19th century today with its 10 million population, Fulvio Irace wrote in the editorial column of the May edition of Abitare.
According to Irace, Istanbul is a "zip" between the East and West. "It is the metropolis of 19-year-old people and the middle aged. It is a metropolis of teenagers, artists and intellectuals. It is attractive as the Barcelona of the Middle Age," Irace commented.
The special edition also included articles by Gunduz Vassaf and Anna Fopianno, and wrote about Sedat Hakki Eldem, a leading Turkish architect, in detail.
On the other hand, the magazine promoted Istanbul's attractions including Kanyon shopping mall and its architecture, Esma Sultan Mansion, Canga Restaurant, Optimum shopping mall, Beyoglu, Ayar Pasa Mansion, wooden houses, and Santral Istanbul -- one of the first energy power plants of the Ottoman era.
Representatives from Abitare magazine were hosted in Istanbul by Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry for this special edition between February 21st and 26th, Betul Duman, the Turkish Culture & Promotion Attache Duman said that a reception for 300 people will be held in Milan on Friday night to introduce this special edition of the magazine.
Last Mod: 13 Mayıs 2007, 09:40