A History of Ottoman Architecture.

Goodwin, Godfrey.

Book ID: 8004


4to. 511 pp, 521 illustrations including 81 plans and maps and a frontispiece, publisher’s original wrappers, glossary, notes, biblio, index, small sticker verso front cover, otherwise copy clean & in very good condition, Thames & Hudson, London, 1971.


Godfrey Goodwin’s study immediately established itself as the definitive work on the subject when it was first published, and it remains the only comprehensive survey in English and virtually the only account of the last two centuries of Turkish architecture.
The author treats his subject chronologically and in its historical perspective, with full discussion of the effects of conquests, religion and social organisation. Not only are the great mosques described but also the layout and function of the buildings which came to be grouped around the mosques: schools, baths, hostels, kitchens, fountains, mausoleums, shops.
Turkish words are explained in a glossary; and there is a chronological table listing Ottoman rulers and the relevant historical events, together with detailed notes and an extensive bibliography.

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