Turkey Book Talk

Ünver Rüstem on the Baroque in Istanbul and Ottoman rise and decline

May 26, 2020

Ünver Rüstem on "Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul" (Princeton University Press). The book examines the adoption of Baroque and rococo styles in Istanbul mosques between 1740 and 1800, looking at how this fits into popular ideas of Ottoman decline and Western influence.

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