Mimar Sinan: The Greatest Ottoman Architect
Husain R. Banna
Hardback, 148 pages
This work explores the life and works of arguably one of the greatest architects of all time - whose work has inspired countless others and left an indelible mark on the world. So much so that his work captivated the mind, heart and spirit of the book’s author, Husain R. Banna, when he was just 10 years old.
This short, comprehensive biography started off as a summer research project for Husain, who quickly became fascinated by Mimar Sinan (1489 - 1588).
The 148 page, full colour, hardback book contains 10 case studies of Sinan’s work, as spotted and researched by Husain, who lived in Istanbul, Turkey for two years.
The book offers an ideal introduction to Sinan, featuring newly commissioned pictures and illustrations. It also contains a foreword by Simon Allford, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Ian Ritchie, CBE, one of the UK’s leading architects.