Islamic Art and Architecture: Memories of Seljuk and Ottoman Masterpieces

Islamic Art and Architecture: Memories of Seljuk and Ottoman Masterpieces

by Laurelie Rae

Hardcover

$34.95

Overview

In her richly illustrated book, artist and author Laurelie Rae shares her memories of some of the most beautiful and historic monuments in Turkey. Join her on your journey through Asia Minor—one of the world’s oldest and most important trade routes along the Silk Road, wandering through the ancient streets of the Ottoman capitals of Istanbul, Edirne, and Bursa, or entering into the Seljuk period stone-carved masterpieces throughout Anatolia.
Rae’s splendid drawings of the interior and exterior of the monuments and the inspirational text accompanying them with a focus on historical, cultural and architectural elements will transport you to the ancient land of the Seljuks and Ottomans. Let the illustrations be your guide to the vast world of Turkish Islamic Art and Architecture as you forge your own path and discover the treasures the Seljuks and Ottomans left behind. Visit the lavish monuments from the time of the Anatolian Seljuks to the early and high Ottoman eras, whose masterpieces include Topkapi Palace, the imperial mosque complexes, colleges, hospitals, public baths, and water fountains, and marvel at the detail that has left no corner bare. Explore all the nooks and cracks and you will be sure to experience a piece of history that will leave you dreaming of the days of old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935295815
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
Publication date: 11/15/2015
Pages: 147
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 12.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laurelie Rae is a Canadian Muslim visual artist with a passion for architecture and ornamentation. She is currently an M.A. candidate at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in Central London where she is researching the traditional techniques of Islamic Arts. In Montreal, she focused on drawing, painting, and art history; she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Concordia University in 2011. Following her love for architecture, patterns, and geometry she moved to Istanbul in 2013 to pursue her research while studying the traditional Iznik ceramics process which she continues today. She hopes to use art as a catalyst for tolerance and acceptance between cultures while sharing the vast beauties of Islamic Art and Architecture.

Table of Contents

Introduction................................................................................................6
Chapter 1
Hagia Sophia and the Historic Peninsula.....................................9
Hagia Sophia.......................................................................................10
Chapter 2
The Elusive Seljuks.............................................................................21
Alaeddin Mosque Complex ............................................................23
Divrigi Grand Mosque and Hospital..............................................27
Karatay Madrasa...............................................................................31
Sahip Ata Mosque Complex............................................................33
Ince Minareli Madrasa......................................................................37
Gok (Blue) Madrasa...........................................................................40
Çifte Minareli Madrasa.....................................................................45
Rumi Tomb and Sufi Lodge.............................................................48
Chapter 3
The Building of an Empire the Early Ottomans.......................53
İznik Yesil (Green) Mosque..............................................................55
Ulu (Grand) Mosque..........................................................................57
Eski (Old) Mosque..............................................................................63
Bursa Yesil (Green) Mosque...........................................................66
Yesil (Green) Tomb............................................................................71
Muradiye Mosque..............................................................................74
Uç Serefeli Mosque...........................................................................79
Eyup Sultan Mosque Complex.......................................................82
Chapter 4
The Masterpieces of the Ottoman Empire.................................87
Topkapi Palace...................................................................................88
Şehzade Mosque Complex..............................................................96
Mihrimah Sultan mosques (Uskudar and Edirnekapi).........101
Suleymaniye Mosque Complex...................................................108
Rustem Pasha Mosque.................................................................115
Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque Complex...............................118
Selimiye Mosque Complex...........................................................123
Kiliç Ali Pasha Mosque Complex................................................129
Yeni (New) Mosque.........................................................................133
Sultanahmet Mosque Complex..................................................136
Saliha Sultan Water Fountain....................................................143
Nuru Osmaniye Mosque Complex..............................................145

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