Turkey (Taschen's World Architecture)

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From the Selcuk period and the early Ottoman style of Iznik and Bursa to the classicism of Edirne and the masterpieces of Sinan, this volume sets out the achievements of Islamic architecture from the 13th to the 19th century. Henri Stierlin's vivid account includes portraits of such key figures as the celebrated court architect, Sinan, Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and Grand Vizier Mehmet Pasa Sokollu.

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These titles are part of the new 40-volume "World Architecture" series to be completed over the next five years. Each volume covers a country or period; chief features of the series are the fine illustrations and the clear, concise texts that cover the material in style. A very good value, the books are printed in a large format with many illustrations in sumptuous color, even the maps and plans. Stierlin is best known for his 16-volume Architecture Universelle, published between 1964 and 1972. His text, together with his wife's photographs, brings alive the world of Turkish architecture, centered on the great architect Sinan (1489-1588). Kahn (architecture, MIT) gives a balanced survey of the dominant new styles of 20th-century architecture up to the advent of Postmodernism. For all architecture collections.APeter S. Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr.
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