Artamonoff :

Bizans İstanbul'u İmgeleri, 1930-1947

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Nicholas V. Artamonoff left behind a photographic puzzle of over one thousand images. He was a student and engineer, who, while studying and living at Robert College in Istanbul, gained an appreciation for the city’s history and culture. With his Rollei camera, he captured Byzantine remains, entering nooks and crannies of fortifications and cisterns. He strolled through the city in the footsteps of architectural historians and archaeologists who explored and uncovered Byzantine Istanbul. His interests were broad: they ranged from imposing churches to the smallest details of architectural sculpture, from bustling marketplaces to the diligent work of lone craftsmen. The abundance of subjects makes the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection rich and engaging, providing a glimpse into the diverse urban environment in which he lived, and into the versatile photographer he was.


Foreword / Scott Redford

Acknowledgements / Günder Varinlioğlu

List of abbreviations

Introduction/ Günder Varinlioğlu

I. Discovering Nicholas V. Artamonoff

“An ardent photographer”: Nicholas V. Artamonoff (1908-89) / Alyssa DesRochers and Günder Varinlioğlu

The Artamonoff project / Shalimar Fojas White

II. The Photography of Nicholas V. Artamonoff

Nicholas V. Artamonoff and the photography of Istanbul / Nancy Micklewright

Historic photography and Byzantine architecture / Robert Ousterhout

Strolling through Byzantine Istanbul in Artamonoff’s footsteps / Günder Varinlioğlu

Map of Artamonoff’s photographs of Byzantine Istanbul / Tayfun Öner

Catalogue / Alyssa DesRoches, William J. Harper, Günder Varinlioğlu

Nicka, Mr. No, Nicholas V. Artamonoff

Surrounded by Byzantium

Use and reuse

Out of sight

Archaeology at work

New life in an old city


About the contributors