Istanbul: City of a hundred names
ALEX WEBB (American, b. 1952)
Istanbul: City of 100 Names comes out of Alex's meanderings through the streets of Istanbul. Asian and European, Islamic and secular ancient and modern, the city is a kind of borderland. With an introduction by Orhan Pamuk, the book feeds off his notion of "huzun: --- the uniquely Turkish note of melancholy that seems to suffuse the streets of the city.