Sinan – Architect of Suleiman the Magnificent

Ara Güler. (Photographer )
Augusto Romano Burelli. (Author)
John Freely. (Author)

35.00

  • Text in French
  • 326 x 240 mm - 144 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-191-8

Don’t miss the extraordinary story of Sinan, the imperial architect in the service of Suleiman the Magnificent. This illustrated book, featuring photographs by Ara Güler and architectural plans, pays tribute to the man who shaped the Ottoman Golden Age.

 

The extraordinary destiny of the architect Sinan

In the 16th century, while Michelangelo was leaving his mark on St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Sinan was taken from his family to become the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire. This son of an Armenian carpenter was converted and enlisted in the Janissaries. Sinan traveled throughout the empire, from Damascus to Istanbul, working on major projects for over twenty years. Appointed the imperial architect by the sultan, Sinan built over 500 structures, including some of the most famous mosques in history like the Süleymaniye and the Selimye. His work extended to palaces, schools, bridges, hospitals, and more.

 

A testament to the Ottoman Golden Age

This historical account is an essential testament, illustrated by Ara Güler’s photographs. It reveals Sinan’s impressive achievements and the lasting imprint he left on Ottoman architecture. Through this photography book, you’ll explore the legacy and monumental accomplishments of a man with an incredible destiny.
Order your copy now to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the architect who helped shape an entire civilization.

Ara Güler.

Ara Güler was born in 1928. In 1958, he became a photojournalist for Time Life, Paris Match, and Der Stern. After his meeting with Henri Cartier-Bresson in 1961, he joined the Magnum agency. In the same year, the English magazine Photography Annual named him one of the world’s seven best photographers. In 1962, he received the prestigious title of ‘Master of Leica,’ and in 1979, the first prize for reporting from the Turkish Journalists Association. In 1999, he was awarded the title of ‘Photographer of the Century’ in Turkey. Ara Güler is also known for having photographed numerous personalities such as Churchill, Chagall, Dalí, Picasso, Hitchcock…

Augusto Romano Burelli.

Augusto Romano Burelli was born in Udine in 1938. After studying engineering at the Naval Academy in Trieste and literature and painting in Florence, he pursued architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he also taught architectural composition.

John Freely.

John Freely was born in New York in 1926. He is the author of around forty works, including many history books and travel guides, particularly on Istanbul, Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire. He currently resides in Turkey, where he teaches at Bosphorus University.

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