The Resource South from Ephesus : travels in Aegean Turkey, Brian Sewell

South from Ephesus : travels in Aegean Turkey, Brian Sewell

Label
South from Ephesus : travels in Aegean Turkey
Title
South from Ephesus
Title remainder
travels in Aegean Turkey
Statement of responsibility
Brian Sewell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Weary of what he called the 'tyranny' of Western art, Brian Sewell first visited Turkey--a country that had captivated him since he was a boy--in 1975. He thought that there, anything he found would have no relevance to the European art that he had so compulsively 'stitched into the dense fabric of my art-historical memory' and that he could therefore enjoy the art for its own sake. But Turkey surprised him and he delighted in the unexpected wealth of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic cultures there, returning three of four times a year until 1990. The main bulk of this book focuses on his journey from Ephesus to Side one winter. With typically acerbic commentary, Sewell describes (not always favourably) the archaeological and historical sites he comes across, the landscapes that so clearly thrilled him, the encounters he has along the way and the fractious, though wonderfully funny, relationship he forms with Ayhan, his driver. South from Ephesus is an incomparable portrait of Turkey and its artistic heritage--a book that could only have been written by Sewell and which has become a quirky classic of travel literature"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
956.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DR429.4
LC item number
.S49 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
South from Ephesus : travels in Aegean Turkey, Brian Sewell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 255) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn847526730
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New pbk. ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 266 pages, [10] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857731449
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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9f64773d-b11c-4927-96b0-a5248f25619e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36399127
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)847526730
  • ebscoaca0857722123

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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