When it was first published, Godfrey Goodwin's study immediately established itself as a definitive work on the subject. 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 ...
When it was first published, Godfrey Goodwin's study immediately established itself as a definitive work on the subject. 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 organization. He describes not only the great mosques but also the layout and function of the buildings that came to be grouped around the mosques: schools, baths, hostels, kitchens, fountains, mausoleums, and shops. Fortifications, waterworks, and bridges are also considered. 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.
First edition (hardback). 4to (29cm by 24cm), 511pp. 4 colour plates, 521 text illustrations. Original red cloth, dustwrapper. The edges of the text block are tanned and dusty, else the book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 0500340404.
VG-/VG- Light general wear, light dust soiling to top edge, otherwise a nice copy with clean, bright interior pages and solid binding. Red cloth with bright gilt title on spine. DJ has light edgewear with a scratch to rear cover. Book is over-sized and additional postage needed to ship outside the United States.; Folio 13"-23" tall; 511 pages; ARCHITECTURE.
Very Good. PLEASE NO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR THIS HEAVY BOOK. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1971. Presumed 1st. Hardcover. 4to. B/w photos and illustrations, 4 color plates. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Slight wear to bottom front corner. Contents clean and sound. Jacket is lightly edgeworn and is price clipped. Inquire if you need further information.
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