Lesson 18: Chief Court Architect Sinan and His Autobiography
Type
presentation slides
Year
2019

The eighteenth lesson in a 22 lesson course on Monuments of Islamic Architecture developed by Professors Gulru Necipoglu and David Roxburgh at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University. This lesson explores: What does the term “decorum” mean when it is applied to architecture? 

  • In what ways was architectural decorum informed social and territorial hierarchies in the Ottoman empire? 
  • How did a sultanic mosque differ from a mosque commissioned by a queen, princess or a vizier in terms of its architectural layout and features? 
  • What were the innovations Sinan introduce into the Ottoman architectural idiom?



Citation

Necipoglu, Gulru and David Roxburgh. “Chief Court Architect Sinan and His Autobiography.” Lesson 18/22 presentation developed for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme, 2019.

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Copyright
Harvard University
Country
Turkey
Syria
Language
English
Building Usages
mosque
religious
takiyya
religious
Keywords
architectural history
Islamic architecture
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