By J. Freely

ISBN-10: 1845645065

ISBN-13: 9781845645069

A historical past of Ottoman Architecture'''' supplies a transparent and concise description of the background of the structure produced lower than the Ottoman Empire, concentrating on the extant structures within the Republic of Turkey, rather these in Istanbul and the empire's past capitals in Bursa and Edirne. The monuments in each one bankruptcy are defined in chronological order, with pictures of every of them (sometimes in outdated prints exhibiting them as they have been in occasions past), in addition to pictures exhibiting their plan and elevation. No different ebook at the historical past of Ottoman structure is so richly illustrated, permitting the reader to work out at a look how Ottoman structure developed throughout the pre- classical, classical, baroque, and early sleek sessions. The e-book starts off with a quick background of the Ottoman Empire, via an summary of the most gains of Ottoman structure and its ornament, then a quick biography of the nice Ottoman architect Sinan. Successive chapters keep on with the advance of Ottoman structure from 1453 until eventually 1923

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This leads into the central hall, a domed square with an octagonal şadırvan pool at its centre.

The two minarets date from the nineteenth century; the original mosque apparently had only one. The mosque is constructed entirely of hewn stone and marble, and the ornate entryway as well as the window frames and exterior mihrabs on the main façade are decorated with carvings. Figure 12: Yeşil Cami (Anthony E. Baker). indd 45 23/10/10 5:49 AM Ottoman Architecture in North-western Anatolia Figure 13: Yeşil Cami, plan, lower level (left), upper level (right); (below) section (from Kuran). The plan of the mosque is a variation of the cross-axial eyvan type.

The plan of the mosque is a variation of the cross-axial eyvan type. The entryway opens into a lobby flanked by halls from which stairs lead up to the hünkâr mahfili, or royal loge. Each of the stairways leads up to an anteroom with a small water basin in the centre of the floor. Between them is the royal loge in two sections, a domed chamber to the rear and in front a barrel-vaulted eyvan looking into the interior of the mosque. Beneath the antechambers are a pair of vaulted chambers flanking the entrance eyvan; these were for the royal attendants when the sultan was present in the loge above.

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