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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for Ottoman buffs
A fine, sweeping book covering a huge range of buildings from the Ottoman Empire, including both the pre-Ottoman works from which Ottoman architecture evolved and the more or less hybrid styles that emerged from the classical period under the influence of European baroque and later styles. Only two minor criticisms - it would have been good (though it would have bumped...
Published on 15 Feb. 2009 by Saba Risaluddin

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2.0 out of 5 stars Wot no colour photos?
A 512 page book, RRP 25 quid, and not one single colour photograph inside, B&W only! The photographs are generally small too, most no more than 1/3 of a page if that. How is one supposed to fully appreciate the architecture & its decoration?

Consider instead Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage, which also considers Byzantine art, but has superb...
Published on 25 Jun. 2008 by E. L. Wisty


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4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for Ottoman buffs, 15 Feb. 2009
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Saba Risaluddin (Sarajevo) - See all my reviews
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A fine, sweeping book covering a huge range of buildings from the Ottoman Empire, including both the pre-Ottoman works from which Ottoman architecture evolved and the more or less hybrid styles that emerged from the classical period under the influence of European baroque and later styles. Only two minor criticisms - it would have been good (though it would have bumped up the price) to have some of the illustrations in colour, particularly of tiles, painted decoration and so on; and, living in Bosnia, I would have liked more on Ottoman architecture in the Balkans, which receives rather short shrift.
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4.0 out of 5 stars one shouldn't be put off by the black and white photographs, 23 Aug. 2011
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This is a good book, it covers a lot of Ottoman monuments.I found the ones which I visited in Istanbul to be of particular interest.Bear in mind that this is a reprint of a book first published in 1971, hence why there are only black and white photographs in it.Otherwise a good book overall and I would recommend it to others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Feb. 2015
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Excellent reference book. Heartily recommended.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Wot no colour photos?, 25 Jun. 2008
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E. L. Wisty "World Domination League" (Devon, UK) - See all my reviews
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A 512 page book, RRP 25 quid, and not one single colour photograph inside, B&W only! The photographs are generally small too, most no more than 1/3 of a page if that. How is one supposed to fully appreciate the architecture & its decoration?

Consider instead Constantinople: Istanbul's Historical Heritage, which also considers Byzantine art, but has superb colour photography.
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