Our Architecture and Design Faculty Member Elias Sarantopoulos Honored with the Independent Publisher Regional and E-Book Gold Award in recognition of his book “The Church of Chora: A Byzantine Marvel”
The Church of Chora Digital Guide, which was designed and published by Elias Sarantopoulos last year, received the gold award in the Best Adult Non-Fiction Informational E-Book category.
The Church of Chora is the most extensive guide book that offers a journey into the intricate details of one of the most precious jewels of Istanbul’s heritage. The interactive guide describes some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the Church of the Holy Saviour in Chora, Istanbul, Turkey. The book is a unique reader experience with the use of interactive maps, voice narrations, videos, references to the Bible describing each episode, original Greek text appearing on the mosaics and frescoes and over 300 detailed photographs.
The Church of Chora can also be downloaded as a mobile application.