Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Embroidery as architectural illustration

This blog has turned too much toward Constantinople, but it is the closest city to Shanghai that I know, so... Anyway, embroidered architectural drawings are very cool! This is Leyla Aslan’s "illustrative embroidery" piece depicting Vlora Han, an Art Nouveau office building designed by the Italian architect Raimondo d'Aronco, whose turn-of-the-century creations grace the central streets in the Pera (Beyoglu) district of Istanbul. The taut contrasty stitches superbly emphasize the geometry of the building, while clusters of voluminous knots represent the plaster ornamentation quite well.

Image: Leyla Aslan: Illustrative Embroidery.

More of her works are on Instagram. She even did the whole city!



Tags: architects, art, constantinople, istanbul, italians
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