Islamic Art and Architecture
In her richly illustrated book, artist and author, Laurelie Rae, shares her memories of some of the most beautiful and historical monuments in Turkey. Join her on your journey through Asia Minor—one of the world’s oldest and most important trade route along the Silk Road, wandering through the ancient streets of the Ottoman capitals of Istanbul, Edirne and Bursa or entering into a Seljuk stone carved masterpiece throughout Anatolia.
This book includes lavish monuments from the time of the Seljuks to the early and high Ottoman eras, including the Topkapi Palace, the Sultanate mosques complexes, colleges, hospitals, public baths and water fountains. Rae’s splendid drawings of the interior and exterior of the monuments and the inspirational text accompanying them with a focus on historical, cultural and architectural elements will transport you to the ancient land of the Seljuks and the Ottomans. Let the illustrations and the colorful photos be a guide to the vast world of Turkish Islamic Art and Architecture as you forge your own path and discover the treasures the Seljuks and Ottomans left behind.