Turkish Architecture Books

Sinan Diaryz: A Walking Tour of Mimar Sinan’s Monuments

Ann Pierpont’s book is the definitive walking guide to the architectural monuments of Ottoman Turkey’s greatest architect. More…

Splendors of Istanbul: Houses and Palaces Along the Bosphorus

This sumptuous book by author Chris Hellierand photographer Francesco Venturi is your best companion on the Bosphorus cruise that every visitor to Istanbul must make. You’ll pass palaces and yalis (waterside wooden mansions), from the gilded palaces of TopkapiDolmabahçeand Beylerbeyi to the refined, graceful mansions of the Ottoman upper class. Best of all, the book shows you photos of the interiors as you pass the exteriors. Published by Abbeville Press in 1993, the 228-page, 3.8-pound (1.72-kilo) book is unfortunately now out of print. ISBN 978-1558596009


 


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