Sinan : Ottoman architecture and its values today

Godfrey Goodwin

This illustratd study focuses on the work of one of the greatest 16th-century Ottoman architects, Sinan Abdulmennan, showing how he revolutionized inherited Ottoman building methods - a tradition based on structure - by an awareness of the psychology of space. Until Sinan, Ottoman architecture had been a reading of parts. He broke down the distinct forms that had created a certain rigidity, thus freeing interior space and interior form simultaneously. Underlying his architectural concepts are the mathematical theories and practices of classical Greece. He shared these ideals of proportion and balance with builders in the West - indeed, the author argues that the work of Sinan and that of Bramante and Palladio must be seen as part of the same intellectual revolution. Although not designed as a life of Sinan, this work nevertheless shows the importance of the architect's long years in the army and his experience of bridges, siege-works, fortifications and the behaviour of stone and masonry before he was appointed Royal Architect in 1538. Goodwin bases his analysis on a comparative study of certain of Sinan's buildings, the supreme example being the imaginative leap represented by the mosque of Selim II at Edirne, second capital of the Ottoman empire. Included are chapters on light and space, the dome, minaret and the apsidal form, and decoration and tiles.

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書名 Sinan : Ottoman architecture and its values today
著作者等 Goodwin, Godfrey
Sinan, Mimar
出版元 Saqi Books
刊行年月 1993
ページ数 132 p., 3 p. of plates
大きさ 30 cm
ISBN 0863561721
NCID BA25683938
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス