Istanbul/ Bibliography 2
Book: Freely, J. and Baker, A. (2010). A history of Ottoman architecture. Southampton: Wit Press.
This is a book introducing buildings produced under the Ottoman Empire.
Buildings in Istanbul is mainly famous of its Ottoman architecture. In the meantime, they reflect different features of the empires and ethnic groups which once ruled the country.
Ataturk believed in secularism. However, he was not antitheism or anti-Islamic. Therefore, the Ottoman architecture was still preserved well in Istanbul. Religion was still an important part of the Turks. Therefore, the mosques built in the city since the Ottoman Empire were still the major feature of the city.
From Chapter 7 to Chapter 10, the works of the chief Ottoman Architect Sinan and his successors are examined. Most of the works are in Istanbul.