Sinan: An Interpretation
The dome is almost synonymous with mosque architecture in the Islamic world. Sinan, the great Ottoman architect, devoted his career to perfect the synthesis. After nearly four and a half centuries many of Sinan's domed mosques still dominate their quarters in Istanbul and enjoy continued reverence. This book introduces buildings enmeshed with their environment or urban texture (site plan offer topographical information) highlighted against the socio-religious background of the era, emerging from the backdrop of the historic framework. Building after building allows us today to scrutinize questions that continue to confort architects of all times. -- Publisher description.
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