February 12, 2012

The Memoirs And Works of Fausto Zonaro Compiled in a Book

The predominance of pictures in “Twenty Years Under the Reign of Abdülhamid: The Memoirs and Works of Fausto Zonaro” sets it apart from most Istanbul-themed books.

The book is as absorbing and visually fluid as it is informative. As the name suggests, it is a collection of the memoirs and works of Fausto Zonaro, an Italian artist who was appointed court painter by Sultan Abdülhamid II in 1896. The book covers the period of time between Zonaro’s arrival in Istanbul until his return to Italy, when his position as court painter was brought to an end following the deposition of Sultan Abdülhamid.

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