Ottoman architecture /Published by : Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge :) Physical details: 719 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans ; 32 cm. ISBN:9781851496044 (hbk.); 1851496041 (hbk.).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ottoman architecture before Sinan. Historical conditions of the development ; Buildings -- Ottoman architecture after Sinan. Sinan and the classical Ottoman architecture ; The opening to Europe.
"Ottoman Architecture developed in parallel with the political structure of the Ottoman Empire. Located at the intersection of Asia and Europe it was influenced by the numerous competing traditions of Islam, China, the Mediterranean and Byzantine worlds. Building on its early development particularly in Bursa and Edirne at the end of the 14th Century, the Ottoman world reached its high point during the so called Classical period 1437-1703 notably under the Sultans Suleyman 1st and Selim 2nd. The finest architectural achievements were undoubtedly the works of the court architect Sinan 1489-1588."--Publisher.
In English, translated from the Turkish.