Orhan Pamuk: Balkon


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Orhan Pamuk


In the winter of 2011 Nobel-Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk took 8,500 color photographs from his balcony with its panoramic view of Istanbul, the entrance of the Bosphorus, the old town, the Asian and European sides of the city, the surrounding hills, and the distant islands and mountains. Sometimes he would leave his writing desk and follow the movements of the boats as they passed in front of his apartment and sailed far away.

As Pamuk obsessively created these images he felt his desire to do so was related to a strange particular mood he was experiencing. He photographed further and began to think about what was happening to himself: Why was he taking these photos? How are seeing and photography related? What is the affinity between writing and seeing? Why do we enjoy looking at landscapes and landscape photographs? Balkon presents almost 500 of these photos selected by Pamuk, who has also co-designed the book and written its introduction.

‘There is genius in Pamuk’s madness.’ -Umberto Eco

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Weight 836 g
Dimensions 18.4 x 25.4 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 October 2018
Number of pages 200
Format Hardback
Dimensions 18.4 x 25.4 cm
Weight 836 g


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