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Sinan: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Golden Age

By John Freely

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Sinan was the greatest architect of the Ottoman Golden Age of the sixteenth century - when the Ottoman Empire reached its zenith of power and magnificence. His style marks the apogee of Turkish art. Under Suleyman the Magnificent and his succcessor Selmi II, Sinan designed hundreds of buildings: mosques, palaces, tombs, mausolea, hospitals, schools, caravanserai, bridges, aqueducts and baths, many of them presented and analysed in this book. In his greatest works, he adapted Byzantine and Islamic styles to produce something quite new: a centralized organization of absolute space unhindered by pillars or columns and covered by a soaring dome. An architect of genius in a dynamic new empire expanding into both Asia and Europe, he was a true man of the Renaissance.
Book Title Sinan: Architect of Suleyman the Magnificent and the Ottoman Golden Age
ISBN 9780500343111
By Author(s) John Freely
Publisher Thames & Hudson Ltd
Pages 141
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.7cm x 2cm x 33.2cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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