With its rich and colorful 500-year history, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul has quite a story to tell. This luxury slipcase edition takes a comprehensive look at the worlds most vibrant and inspiring marketplace, replete with dazzling images by esteemed photographer Laziz Hamani and texts by an Istanbul-born Ottoman art expert and collector. Discover jewels, furniture, fabrics, silver, spices, antiques, collectibles, and much more in nearly 300 pages in this once-in-a-lifetime Assouline objet.
The Grand Bazaar with photos by Laziz Lamani and text by Serdar Gulgun ($250, assouline.com) is a glorious, nearly 300-page look at Istanbul’s legendary half-a-millenium-old marketplace. It’s a great find for the hard-to-buy-for person on your list; so long as they like either furniture, jewelry, textiles, spices or antiques, they’ll be grateful.