Sinan's Mosque Bilingual Edition
by Augusto Romano Burelli
The fifteenth-century architect Sinan (1489-1588) was a master mosque builder who employed perfect proportions to create astonishing lightness in architecture--especially in his gravity-defying cupolas. Sinan is renowned for having borrowed Roman and Byzantine techniques in order to create something new in mosque design--centralized organisms of absolute space, unhindered by pillars or columns. This beautifully illustrated volume, which features stunning reconstructed architectural renderings and diagrams, is the first to fully analyze Sinan's method--presumably derived from early projection techniques.
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