Friday, 20 May 2016

The Architectural Work of Mimar Sinan (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey)

Mimar Sinan lived between 1489/1490 and 1588. He was the architect for the sultans Suleiman the Magnificent, Selim II and Murad III and was responsible for the construction of more than 300 structures. He is considered to be the greatest architect of the classical period of Ottoman architecture.

His three mayor works are the Şehzade Mosque, the Süleymaniye Mosque and the Selimiye Mosque.

The Şehzade Mosque in Istanbul is a work of his apprenticeship period.
I am looking for a card of this mosque. Anyone can help? 

The Süleymaniye Mosque was built between 1550 and 1557. It is the most famous work of Mimar Sinan and is the product of his qualification stage. Today it is the largest mosque of Istanbul. As part of the Historic Areas of Istanbul it is since 1985 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Selimiye Mosque in the former Ottoman capital Edirne was built between 1569 and 1575. Mimar Sinan said it was his masterpiece and it is considered to be one of the most important monuments of Islamic architecture. The Selimiye Mosque with its social complex is since 2011 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Sinan was also responsible for the construction of the Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad in modern day Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was built between 1571 and 1578 at the behest of Grand Vizier Mehmed Paša Sokolović and is said to be a masterpiece of the Ottoman monumental architecture. Since 2007 it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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