Mimar Sinan reached his artistic peak with the design, architecture, tile decorations and land stone workmanship displayed at Selimiye. Another area of architecture where Sinan produced unique designs are his mausoleums. The Selim II Mausoleum with has a square plan and is one of the best examples of Turkish mausoleum architecture.
Sinan came from humble origins to become one of the greatest architects in history. Inhowever, he was drafted into the Janissary corps. Following a period of schooling and rigorous training, Sinan became a construction officer in the Ottoman army, eventually rising to chief of the artillery.
He first revealed his talents as an architect in the s by designing and building military bridges and fortifications. In he completed his first nonmilitary building, and Mimar sinan the remaining 40 years of his life he was to work as the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire at a time when it was at the zenith of its political power and cultural brilliance.
The number of projects Sinan undertook is massive—79 mosques, 34 palaces, 33 public baths, 19 tombs, 55 schools, 16 poorhouses, 7 madrasahs religious schoolsand 12 caravansaries, in addition to granaries, fountains, aqueducts, and hospitals. It was based on the design of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, a 6th-century masterpiece of Byzantine architecture that greatly influenced Sinan.
It is one of the largest mosques ever built in the Ottoman Empire. Besides the place of worship, it contains a vast social complex comprising four madrasahs, a large hospital and medical school, a kitchen-refectory, and baths, shops, and stables.
Sinan himself considered the Mosque of Selim at Edirne, built in the years —75, to be his masterwork. This mosque is the culmination of his centralized-domed plans, the great central dome rising on eight massive piers in between which are impressive recessed arcades.
The dome is framed by the four loftiest minarets in Turkey. Starting with the Byzantine church as a model, Sinan adapted the designs of his mosques to meet the needs of Muslim worship, which requires large open spaces for common prayer.
As a result, the huge central dome became the focal point around which the design of the rest of the structure was developed.
This plan could yield striking exterior effects, as in the dramatic facade of the Selim Mosque. Sinan was able to convey a sense of size and power in all of his larger buildings.
Many scholars consider his tomb monuments to be the finest examples of his smaller works. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Geçenlerde, ilgiyle takip ettiğim Yedikıta Tarih ve Kültür Dergisi’nin sayısını okurken dikkatimi çeken bir röportajla karşılaştım.
According to contemporary biographer, Mustafa Sâi Çelebi, Sinan was born in (c. according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, according to the Dictionary of Islamic Architecture and some time between and , according to the Turkish professor and architect Reha Günay) with the name Joseph.
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Sinan, mit vollem Namen wahrscheinlich Yusuf Sinan (oder Sinanüddin) bin Abdullah (oder Abdülmennan, Abdurrahman, Abdülkerim, * um vermutlich in Ağırnas bei Kayseri; † Juli in Istanbul) war der bedeutendste osmanische Architekt zu Zeiten der Sultane Selim I., Süleyman I., Selim II.
und Murad III. In dieser Eigenschaft erhielt er Ehrentitel wie beispielsweise Koca Mimar. File:Mimar Sinan - Mosquée Şehzade Mehmet, Istanbul (02).jpg His first major commission as the royal architect was the construction of a modest Haseki Hürrem complex for Roxelana (Hürem Sultan), the wife of the sultan, Süleyman the initiativeblog.com: July 17, (aged 98), Istanbul, Ottoman Empire.