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Discovering design gems in Turkey 28 juillet 2012

Posted by Acturca in Art-Culture, Economy / Economie, Istanbul, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Washington Post (USA) July 28. 2012, p. E1
Real Estate

Vern Yip *

A while back, I wrote about my firm belief that if you stop traveling, you stop growing as a designer. Despite having traveled to more than 40 countries in the past six years, I’d never been to Turkey, so I was anxious to experience this magical place where East meets West to create something unique and special. (suite…)

How the east was lost 28 juillet 2012

Posted by Acturca in Books / Livres, Central Asia / Asie Centrale, History / Histoire, Russia / Russie, Turkey / Turquie.
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Financial Times (UK)  Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts

By Mark Mazower *

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, » wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. « What, » he warned, « will happen when China really wakes up? » (suite…)