Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa | Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque);  facade detail | 1609 to 1616 | Istanbul, Turkey | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE; artonfile.com

Sedefkâr Mehmed Ağa | Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque); facade detail | 1609 to 1616 | Istanbul, Turkey | Image and original data provided by ART on FILE; artonfile.com

ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE have collaborated to release more than 1,500 new direct capture photographs of buildings, built-environment projects, and landscape architecture in Istanbul.

In their most recent ARTstor-sponsored campaign, photographers Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focused on architectural highlights in Istanbul. In particular, the campaign concentrated on contemporary developments in architecture and recent works by prize-winning Turkish architects. Historic projects were also documented to capture Turkey’s position between ancient and contemporary, east and west.  Some of the notable buildings and sites featured in this release include Istanbul’s ancient city walls; Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Museum, located in the restored and converted Silahtarağa Power Plant, the Ottoman Empire’s first urban power plant, originally constructed in 1911; the Şakirin Mosque of 2009 by Hüsrev Tayla and Zeynep Fadillioğlu, which serves as an entrance to the 700 year-old Karacaahmet Cemetery; and the Istanbul Museum and Social History Center, designed by Mehmet Konuralp, situated in the former Imperial Mint, among many other structures, parks, and notable sites.

These new photographs join the approximately 16,300 images by ART on FILE already in the Digital Library. Chartier and Wilkinson have contributed selections from ART on FILE’s extensive archive of slides and transparencies, which documents contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public art around the world. ARTstor has also sponsored previous campaigns for ART on FILE to create new digital photographs of contemporary architecture in the United States, Europe, United Arab Emirates, and Shanghai.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art (ART on FILE Collection) page.

View the collection in the ARTstor Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/artonfile

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