A History of Ottoman Architecture

This text is focused on the history of the extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey.

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Author: John Freely

Publisher: WIT Press

ISBN: 9781845645069

Category: Architecture

Page: 437

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This book, intended for audiences with an interest in architecture, particularly that of the Ottoman Turks, is focused on the history of the extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey. The books begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire and develops by outlining the mains features of Ottoman architecture and discusses the biography of the great Ottoman architect Sinan.The successive chapters will follow the development Ottoman architecture, first in Iznik (Nicaea), then in Bursa and Edirne, their first and second capitals, and finally in Istanbul, the capital from 1453 until 1923. The first of the several chapters on Istanbul will describe the rebuilding of the city, Greek Constantinople, after its conquest in 1454 by Sultan Mehmet II, who began the construction program that created a new Muslim capital. The remaining chapters will follow the development of the Ottoman architecture in Istanbul during the reigns of Mehmet's successors, particularly Süleyman the Magnificent, who with his chief architect Sinab erected the most splendid mosque complexes that still adorn the old city.

Ottoman Architecture

Presents a comprehensive history of Ottoman architecture during the classical period of the Ottoman Empire from 1437 to1703, covering the height of its achievement in the works of architect Sinan in the sixteenth century.

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Author: Doğan Kuban

Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Dist

ISBN: 1851496041

Category: Architecture

Page: 719

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Presents a comprehensive history of Ottoman architecture during the classical period of the Ottoman Empire from 1437 to1703, covering the height of its achievement in the works of architect Sinan in the sixteenth century.

Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary

This is an invaluable advantage that other systems of architecture do not possess to the same degree. To achieve this goal, [other traditions] must resort to the use of various orders; Ottoman architecture, on the other hand, ...

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Author: AhmetA. Ersoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351576000

Category: Art

Page: 334

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While European eclecticism is examined as a critical and experimental moment in western art history, little research has been conducted to provide an intellectual depth of field to the historicist pursuits of late Ottoman architects as they maneuvered through the nineteenth century?s vast inventory of available styles and embarked on a revivalist/Orientalist program they identified as the ?Ottoman Renaissance.? Ahmet A. Ersoy?s book examines the complex historicist discourse underlying this belated ?renaissance? through a close reading of a text conceived as the movement?s canonizing manifesto: the Usul-i Mi?mari-i ?Osmani [The Fundamentals of Ottoman Architecture] (Istanbul, 1873). In its translocal, cross-disciplinary scope, Ersoy?s work explores the creative ways in which the Ottoman authors straddled the art-historical mainstream and their new, self-orientalizing aesthetics of locality. The study reveals how Orientalism was embraced by its very objects, the self-styled ?Orientals? of the modern world, as a marker of authenticity, and a strategically located aesthetic tool to project universally recognizable images of cultural difference. Rejecting the lesser, subsidiary status ascribed to non-western Orientalisms, Ersoy?s work contributes to recent, post-Saidian directions in the study of cultural representation that resituate the field of Orientalism beyond its polaristic core, recognizing its cross-cultural potential as a polyvalent discourse.

The Image Of An Ottoman City

Feline imagery is thus widespread both in Seljuk and Mamlùk architecture, as well as in the later architecture of regions formerly part of these two states.61 Within Ottoman architecture, however, examples of animal imagery in are ...

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Author: Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004124547

Category: Architecture

Page: 278

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This urban and architectural study of Aleppo reconstructs the city's evolution over the first two centuries of Ottoman rule and proposes a new model for the understanding of the reception and adaptation of imperial forms, institutions and norms in a provincial setting.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Painted decoration in Ottoman architecture. Ottoman civilization. Vol. 2. Ed. Halil İnalcık and Günsel Renda. Ankara: Ministry of Culture, 2002 & 2004, pp.736-759. BAKIR, Sitare Turan. Traditional border composition on carpets and tiles ...

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Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170582

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire

The influence of Byzantine masonry construction techniques—using brick and stone courses—is evident in most of the early Ottoman buildings in Bursa. The complex of Hüdavendigar, near the Çekirge district, has a spectacular position, ...

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Author: Ga ́bor A ́goston

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110257

Category: Electronic books

Page: 689

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Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference to the empire that once encompassed large parts of the modern-day Middle East, North Africa, and southeastern Europe.

Ottoman Architecture

Also contains a section on architecture in this region conquered by the Ottomans in the 15th century . K. Dogan , " An Ottoman Building Complex of the 16th Century : The Sokollu Mosque and its Dependencies in Istanbul , Ars Orientalis ...

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Author: Norman L. Cigar

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031511681

Category: Architecture

Page: 6

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Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire

This tendency subsisted throughout the 'classical age' of Ottoman architecture. The same is true also of the mosque complex of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha and his royal wife Ismihan in Istanbul (1571–72), whose foundation inscription boasts of ...

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Author: Zeynep Yürekli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317179412

Category: History

Page: 222

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Based on a thorough examination of buildings, inscriptions, archival documents and hagiographies, this book uncovers the political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman imperial age. It thus provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the formative process of the Bektashi order, which started out as a network of social groups that took issue with Ottoman imperial policies in the late fifteenth century, was endorsed imperially as part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) soft power policy, and was kept in check by imperial authorities as the Ottoman approach to the Safavid conflict hardened during the rest of the sixteenth century. This book demonstrates that it was a combination of two collective activities that established the primary parameters of Bektashi culture from the late fifteenth century onwards. One was the writing of Bektashi hagiographies; they linked hitherto distinct social groups (such as wandering dervishes and warriors) with each other through the lives of historical figures who were their patron saints, idols and identity markers (such as the saint Hacı Bektaş and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), while incorporating them into Ottoman history in creative ways. The other one was the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. In terms of style, imagery and content, this interrelated literary and architectural output reveals a complicated process of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. Examined in more detail in the book are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş and associated legends and hagiographies. Though established as independent institutions in medieval Anatolia, they were joined in the emerging Bektashi network under the Ottomans, became its principal centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, mainly under the patronage of raider commanders based in the Balkans. In the process, they thus came to occupy an intermediary socio-political zone between the Ottoman empire and its contestants in the sixteenth century.

Muslim Religious Architecture

The Ottoman architects were restrained in their use of decoration . Tiled panels were used sparingly , for the dadoes of the walls , around or on the miḥrāb , over the window . The miḥrāb with tiled walls is mostly of the fifteenth ...

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Author: Doğan Kuban

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004070842

Category: Social Science

Page: 49

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Dictionary of Islamic Architecture

For over 500 years the Ottomans ruled an area now occupied by more than fifteen modern states so that Ottoman buildings now represent a sizeable proportion of the historic architecture of the region. The Ottoman presence in these areas ...

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Author: Andrew Petersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134613656

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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The Dictionary of Islamic Architecture provides the fullest range of artistic, technical, archaeological, cultural and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture - from West Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia, and from the seventh to the eighteenth centuries of the Common Era. Over 500 entries are arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced and indexed to permit easy access to the text and to link items of related interest. Four main categories of subject matter are explored: * dynastic and regional overviews * individual site descriptions * biographical entries * technical definitions Over 100 relevant plans, sketch maps, photographs and other illustrations complement and illuminate the entries, and the needs of the reader requiring further information are met by individual entry bibliographies.

Studies on the Ottoman Architecture of the Balkans

X SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGINS OF PROVINCIAL TENDENCIES IN THE OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE OF THE BALKANS Ottoman architecture has generally been regarded as a monolith a uniform and highly monumental art , whose geographical boundaries ran ...

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Author: Machiel Kiel

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015025216832

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Sinan

The text is illustrated by photographs, plans and elevations of many of Sinan's works ranging from the grandiose Sü̈lyeymaniye complex in Instanbul to the experimental Kiliç Ali Pasha mosque.

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Author: Godfrey Goodwin

Publisher: Al Saqi

ISBN: 0863561721

Category: Architecture

Page: 132

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"Goodwin shows the importance of the architect's long years in the army and his experience with bridges, seige-works, fortifications, and the behaviour of stone and masonry before he was appointed Royal Architect in 1538. Goodwin bases his analysis on a detailed comparative study of certain of Sinan's buildings, the supreme example being the imaginative leap represetned by the mosque of Selim II at Edirne, second capital of the Ottoman empire. The text is illustrated by photographs, plans and elevations of many of Sinan's works ranging from the grandiose Sü̈lyeymaniye complex in Instanbul to the experimental Kiliç Ali Pasha mosque. Of outstanding interest are the plates by the 19th century German architect Gurlitt, many of which show features before later restoration".--BOOKJACKET.

The Architects of Ottoman Constantinople

The Balyan Family and the History of Ottoman Architecture Alyson Wharton. carriers of foreign influence had turned into an image of them as foreigners by the end of the century. Intellectuals responsible for texts such as the Usul had ...

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Author: Alyson Wharton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738134

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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The Balyan family were a dynasty of architects, builders and property owners who acted as the official architects to the Ottoman Sultans throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Originally Armenian, the family is responsible for some of the most famous Ottoman buildings in existence, many of which are regarded as masterpieces of their period – including the Dolmabahçe Palace (built between 1843 and 1856), parts of the Topkap? Palace, the Ç?ra?an Palace and the Ortaköy Mosque. Forging a unique style based around European contemporary architecture but with distinctive Ottoman flourishes, the family is an integral part of Ottoman history. As Alyson Wharton's beautifully illustrated book reveals, the Balyan's own history, of falling in and out of favour with increasingly autocratic Sultans, serves as a record of courtly power in the Ottoman era and is uniquely intertwined with the history of Istanbul itself.

The Sultan of Vezirs

Ayverdi , Fatih Devri Mimari Eserleri , 12. Goodwin , Ottoman Architecture , 109 . 70 Saadeddin , Tacü't - Tevarih , 553 . 71 Aşıkpaşazade , Die altosmanische Chronik , 198. Kafescioğlu , “ The Ottoman Capital ” , 175-176 .

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Author: Théoharis Stavrides

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004121064

Category: History

Page: 449

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This book studies the life and times of Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelovic, illuminating aspects of the period of transition of the Balkans and Anatolia from Byzantine to Ottoman rule and the transformation of the Ottoman principality into an empire.

Ottoman Architecture in Albania 1385 1912

We now have surveyed the extant monuments of Ottoman architecture in Albania and tried to recall some of the features of those lost in recent times . Although this material forms a rather shaky foundation , a few conclusions may perhaps ...

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Author: Machiel Kiel

Publisher: Research Centre for Islamic History Art and Culture Ircica

ISBN: UCAL:B3667702

Category: Architecture

Page: 342

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Islamic Art in the 19th Century

NINETEENTH-CENTURY OTTOMAN FUNERARY ARCHITECTURE: FROM INNOVATION TO ECLECTICISM Mehmet Baha Tanman This survey of nineteenth-century Ottoman funerary architecture will begin with the tombs (türbes) built in the first quarter of the ...

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Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004144422

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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This collection of essays provides a timely reassessment of nineteenth-century Islamic art and architecture. The essays demonstrate that the arts of that era were vibrant and diverse, making ingenious use of native traditions and materials or adopting imported conventions and new technologies. However, traditionalists, revivalists and modernists all referred in one way or another to an Islamic heritage, whether to reinvent, revive or reject it. Beginning with an historical introduction and an assessment of changing attitudes towards the visual arts the following essays provide case studies of architecture and art in Ottoman Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, Central Asia, India and the Caribbean. They examine such issues as patronage, sources of artistic inspiration and responses to European art. The essays have a relevance and importance for our understanding of the societies and attitudes of that time, and have a direct bearing on the more general debate concerning cultural identity and the integration of modern ideas in the Muslim world. The book is richly illustrated with very many illustrations in black-and-white and in full colour.

Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire

Their architecture isseen against thebackground of the 'classical Ottoman' architectural idiom, emphasizing links to extraOttoman (or notmerely Ottoman) traditions. Finally, theEpilogue is a review of what happened afterthe sixteenth ...

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Author: Dr Zeynep Yürekli

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409483991

Category: History

Page: 222

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Based on a thorough examination of buildings, inscriptions, archival documents and hagiographies, this book uncovers the political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman imperial age. It thus provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the formative process of the Bektashi order, which started out as a network of social groups that took issue with Ottoman imperial policies in the late fifteenth century, was endorsed imperially as part of Bayezid II's (r. 1481-1512) soft power policy, and was kept in check by imperial authorities as the Ottoman approach to the Safavid conflict hardened during the rest of the sixteenth century. This book demonstrates that it was a combination of two collective activities that established the primary parameters of Bektashi culture from the late fifteenth century onwards. One was the writing of Bektashi hagiographies; they linked hitherto distinct social groups (such as wandering dervishes and warriors) with each other through the lives of historical figures who were their patron saints, idols and identity markers (such as the saint Hacı Bektaş and the martyr Seyyid Gazi), while incorporating them into Ottoman history in creative ways. The other one was the architectural remodelling of the saints' shrines. In terms of style, imagery and content, this interrelated literary and architectural output reveals a complicated process of negotiation with the imperial order and its cultural paradigms. Examined in more detail in the book are the shrines of Seyyid Gazi and Hacı Bektaş and associated legends and hagiographies. Though established as independent institutions in medieval Anatolia, they were joined in the emerging Bektashi network under the Ottomans, became its principal centres and underwent radical architectural transformation, mainly under the patronage of raider commanders based in the Balkans. In the process, they thus came to occupy an intermediary socio-political zone between the Ottoman empire and its contestants in the sixteenth century.

The Role of the Balian Family in Ottoman Architecture

Seh Eccoupe TOURFACE The signature of the last Ottoman Chief Imperial Architect Sarkis Bey Balian , reading “ Bende Ser Mimar - ı Devlet - i Hümâyûn Sarkis " . 082 led al nself . The talented engineer , architect and inventor Sarkis Bey ...

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Author: Pars Tuğlacı

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066077549

Category: Architects

Page: 744

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