Orienting Istanbul

Author: Deniz Göktürk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136920013
Size: 61.29 MB
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Orienting Istanbul. Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.

Stylecity Europe

Author: Lucas Dietrich
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500210208
Size: 78.98 MB
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Stylecity Europe. Applies lifestyle perspectives to a visitor's guide designed for both short visits and longer vacations, in a city-focused reference that profiles some two hundred restaurants, shops, and hotels for fourteen European destinations. Original.

In Pursuit Of Fulfilment

Author: Nemir Kirdar
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297869515
Size: 49.32 MB
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In Pursuit Of Fulfilment. This is the life story of one of the most successful business leaders of our time. The formative influence upon Investcorp founder Nemir Kirdar was his father, who was mayor of Kirkuk and who instilled a public-service ethic in all of his sons. The book describes the events that drove Kirdar away from a life in politics in Iraq to the safety of the United States where he worked to establish himself in international investment banking. The first event was the assassination of King Faisal II. The second was his arrest after returning to Iraq to start his own business. By the time he flees from Iraq to Lebanon, Kirdar has married and has one daughter. In the beginning it is hard work, a long day in a training programme and then nights attending Fordham University to get his MBA. He works for a consortium of US banks and then moves on to Chase where he asks for his own department with a specialisation in financial projects in the Middle East. Kirdar is given rein to establish this project and an office in Abu Dhabi. Soon he finds the people he most wants to work with him, an international team, and then with some help from the Arab Monetary Fund he founds his company which is to be an investment company for the entire Gulf region. First he must 'explore the appetite of future investors'. He describes with great tact the difficulties of dealing with ultra-wealthy investors, and the period of the 1980s during which the company turned impressive profits in venture capital schemes through the wobbly dotcom craze to the present. He wanted Investcorp to be 'a bridge linking the Middle East and the West' and he has emphatically succeeded in this aim. IN PURSUIT OF FULFILMENT is a personal testimony from one of the world's most successful businessmen, the memoir of a vision - the story of what happens when an ideal encounters real life.

Imagining The Turkish House

Author: Carel Bertram
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292748450
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Imagining The Turkish House. "Houses can become poetic expressions of longing for a lost past, voices of a lived present, and dreams of an ideal future." Carel Bertram discovered this truth when she went to Turkey in the 1990s and began asking people about their memories of "the Turkish house." The fondness and nostalgia with which people recalled the distinctive wooden houses that were once ubiquitous throughout the Ottoman Empire made her realize that "the Turkish house" carries rich symbolic meaning. In this delightfully readable book, Bertram considers representations of the Turkish house in literature, art, and architecture to understand why the idea of the house has become such a potent signifier of Turkish identity. Bertram's exploration of the Turkish house shows how this feature of Ottoman culture took on symbolic meaning in the Turkish imagination as Turkey became more Westernized and secular in the early decades of the twentieth century. She shows how artists, writers, and architects all drew on the memory of the Turkish house as a space where changing notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity—as well as the social roles of women and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced during this period of tumultuous change.

Bibliography Of Art And Architecture In The Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Author: Susan Sinclair
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047412079
Size: 15.76 MB
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Bibliography Of Art And Architecture In The Islamic World 2 Vol Set . Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.