A SELECTION OF SALT BOOKS

Dsc0251 Fotoğraf: Mustafa Hazneci, SALT, 2018<br />
Photo: Mustafa Hazneci, SALT, 2018

A selection of books published by SALT since 2011 has been compiled for the 56th Library Week coinciding with the closure of libraries across the world. All printed publications of the institution, both in Turkish and English, are browsable at saltonline.org and available to order online on Robinson Crusoe 389 bookstore website.

To view e-publications by SALT as well as the L’Internationale museum confederation, and to download them in PDF or EPUB formats, click here.

I AM NOT A STUDIO ARTIST
English / April 2011
Edited by
Duygu Demir
Designed by Vahit Tuna
An outcome of SALT Beyoğlu’s opening exhibition of the same title, this book features a selection of Hüseyin Bahri Alptekin’s (1957-2007) own writings and interviews along with texts by Michel Foucault, Vasıf Kortun, Michel Oren, Sabine Vogel and Tirdad Zolghadr. Reflecting the long-term archival research undertaken, the comprehensive publication gives a sense of the artist’s intellectual interests while following the themes that informed his practice.

SCRAMBLE FOR THE PAST: A STORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1753-1914
English / November 2011
Edited by
Zainab Bahrani, Zeynep Çelik, and Edhem Eldem
Designed by Future Anecdotes
An outcome of SALT Galata’s opening exhibition of the same title, this book chronicles the historiography of archaeology in the Ottoman domains between the founding of London’s British Museum in 1753 and that of Istanbul’s Evkaf Museum of Islamic art in 1914. Essays by fifteen leading international scholars explore the relationship of archaeology to politics, ideology and national identity, as well as the influences of ancient finds on popular culture.

TRANSLATED BY
Turkish, English, and Japanese / April 2012
Edited by
Charles Arsène-Henry, Shumon Basar, and Suna Kafadar
Designed by ZAK Group
This book accompanied the exhibition of the same title at SALT Galata, which was originally commissioned by the AA School, London in 2011 and was presented at CCA Kitakyushu before Istanbul the following year. It includes literary writings by Sevim Burak, Evliya Çelebi, Ted Chiang, Douglas Coupland, Rana Dasgupta, Narmin Kamal, Sophia Al Maria, Guy Mannes-Abbott, Vahram Martirosyan, Tom McCarthy, David Peace, Adania Shibli, Neal Stephenson, and Murat Uyurkulak.

İSMAİL SARAY
English / March 2018
Edited by
Duygu Demir and Sezin Romi
Designed by Okay Karadayılar (Onagöre)
An outcome of SALT’s long-term archive and research project on İsmail Saray, the
book is the first monographic publication on the artist. Bringing together artworks and selected documents from the İsmail Saray Archive at SALT Research, it encompasses the output from his student years in the 1960s up to the SALT exhibition From England with Love, İsmail Saray, which opened in 2014. In addition to texts by the editors, the book includes essays by Antony Hudek, Begüm Akkoyunlu, and Yusuf Taktak, along with excerpts from interviews conducted with Mustafa Altıntaş, Handan Börüteçene, Cengiz Çekil, Ahmet Öktem, and Saray himself.
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