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A History of Ottoman Architecture by J. Freely

By J. Freely

A heritage of Ottoman Architecture'''' provides a transparent and concise description of the heritage of the structure produced less than the Ottoman Empire, concentrating on the extant structures within the Republic of Turkey, rather these in Istanbul and the empire's previous 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 The monuments in each one bankruptcy are defined in chronological order, with pictures of every of them (sometimes in outdated prints displaying them as they have been in instances past), in addition to photos exhibiting their plan and elevation. No different e-book at the historical past of Ottoman structure is so richly illustrated, permitting the reader to determine at a look how Ottoman structure developed through the pre- classical, classical, baroque, and early glossy sessions. The ebook starts off with a quick heritage of the Ottoman Empire, via an summary of the most positive factors of Ottoman structure and its ornament, then a quick biography of the good Ottoman architect Sinan. Successive chapters keep on with the advance of Ottoman structure from 1453 till 1923

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All of these were closed when the dervish orders were banned in the early years of the Turkish Republic, and most of the buildings have since been destroyed or have fallen into ruins. One of the grandest, the tekke of the Mevlevi order of dervishes in the Tünel district in Istanbul, has been restored and is now open as a museum. 9╇ The han Another very important institution was the han, whose function closely paralleled that of the caravansarai. Like so many Ottoman structures, the han was built around one or more courtyards, but in two or three stories, with the lower chambers used as stables for the horses and camels of the caravans that brought goods to Istanbul, the upper ones serving as guest-rooms for the merchants and storage places for the wares that they sold there.

Are sold. The brains of the passersby are refreshed with the most delicious odors, and nobody is willing to leave it on account of the fragrance of the perfumes and the politeness of its merchants. 4 The little domed building in front of Ulu Cami on the right is the Şengül Hamamı, a public bath dating from the early sixteenth century. The huge structure that abuts the north-east corner of Ulu Cami is Bey Hanı known also as Emir Hanı. This was erected in 1339 as part of the külliye of Orhan Gazi Camii.

The huge structure immediately to the east of the Bey Hamamı is the Koza (Silk Cocoon) Hanı, built by Beyazit II in 1490 for the silk trade. 8 metres and with fifty chambers arrayed round its porticoed court. At the centre of the court there is an octagonal şadırvan Â�surmounted by a classical Ottoman mescit carried on an arcade supported by eight piers, a feature derived from the Seljuk caravanserais of the Â�thirteenth century. A short way to the north-east of the Koza Hanı is the Fidan Hanı, built around 1470 by Mahmut Pasha, grand vezir of Mehmet II.

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