Roman architecture Influences

November 4, 2013
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The Ottoman-era architecture, on the other hand, is heavily influenced by Roman and Seljuk architecture. The dome structure and general architecture of the Ottoman mosques carry the traces of Roman architecture, rather than Arabic mosques, solidified in Hagia Sophia; Seljuk architecture where their most sophisticated examples can be seen in Central Anatolia and Central Asian Turkic architecture. When one says Ottoman architecture, the first thing that comes to mind is Mimar Sinan, one of the few architects of the past with the most sophisticated works. Although Mimar Sinan, who succeeded building the most important works of the empire and was beyond his time with his engineering as well as aesthetic understanding, is well-known as the architect of the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul. His most sophisticated work of the mastery period is Selimiye Mosque in Edirne. Compared with Michelangelo in the West, Mimar Sinan is priceless figure, whose Ottoman architecture was introduced to the world with his usage of semi-domes, strong columns, and placing circular domes into square, hexagonal and octagonal shapes as wells his use of artistic prowess in interior decoration.

Source: turkey.com
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