SULTANAHMET AND SÜLEYMANIYE

TARKAN OKCUOGLU and AHMET VEFA COBANOGLU
112pp 120 COLOUR ILLUS 2012 OUT OF PRINT (P) A954

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£14.95

Description
The Süleymaniye Mosque and the Sultan Ahmed or 'Blue' Mosque in Istanbul, completed in 1557 and 1617 respectively, are an awe-inspiring testament to the power of faith and the splendour of the Ottoman Empire. These two mosques, bearing the names and housing the mausoleums of the Sultans who built them are supreme examples of Ottoman architecture, each richly adorned with stone carving, tiling, calligraphy and sumptuous decoration and each built with an adjacent complex containing schools, hospitals, shops and public baths. This richly illustrated guide includes an in-depth study of the architecture, situating the mosques within the wider context of the Ottoman political and artistic milieu of their time.