In this concise and readable overview, J. M. Rogers considers the life, architecture and influence of the "Great Architect Sinan" (1489-1588). Sinan is generally considered the greatest of all Ottoman architects, and is the only Islamic architect outside Turkey whose name regularly appears beside the great architects of the European Renaissance and their successors. The office of Court Architect--of which Sinan was the most famous holder--was a central one in the Ottoman Empire, and arguably the most significant architectural office of any Muslim culture, before or since. The book includes ample illustrations and photographs of Sinan's buildings, to illuminate the points made in the text.
I.B.Tauris in association with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
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