The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire

The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire

by Gulru Necipoglu

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861892539
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,336,208
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Gülru Necipoglu is Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art at Harvard University. She is the author of The Topkapi Scroll: Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture and Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Contextualizing Sinan

Part I: Architectural Patronage in the Classical Period
Chapter 1: Imperial Territory, Social Hierarchy, and Identity
Chapter 2: The Legal Apparatus and Memory
Chapter 3: Culture of Architecture and Decorum

Part II: The Chief Architect as an Individual and Institution
Chapter 4: Portrait of the Divine Maestro
Chapter 5: Institutional Frameworks of Architectural Practice

Part III: Interpreting Mosques and Mosque Complexes Attributed to Sinan
Chapter 6: Sultans, Princes and Vassals
Chapter 7: Queens: Wives and Mothers of Sultans
Chapter 8: Princesses and their Husbands
Chapter 9: Grand Viziers
Chapter 10: Viziers
Chapter 11: Grand Admirals
Chapter 12: Provincial Governors and Administrators
      Western and Central Anatolia
      Eastern Anatolia
      Syria and the Arab Lands
Chapter 13: Officers of the Imperial Council and Other Dignitaries
Chapter 14: Aghas and Attendants of the Inner Imperial Palace
Chapter 15: Merchants and Tradesmen

Epilogue: Sinan's Legacy
Appendices (1–4)
Select Bibliography
Maps (1–5)
Photographic Acknowledgements

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