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Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque) (1616) *

Artist/Designer: Sedefkar Mehmed Agha (architect)

Project Location: İstanbul, Turkey

Figure 1: Sedefkar Mehmed Agha, Sultanahmet Camii. Source: Heider Alward, Turkey – Sultanahmet Camii, Blue Mosque- Sultanahmet Camii. 2006, Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : November 16, 2013 | Photographer: Heider Alward )
Figure 2: Sultan Ahmet West Entrance Elevation. Source: ArtSTOR, Allan T. Kohl, (1998). Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : January 14, 2019 | Photographer: Allan T. Kohl )

Classical, Vernacular

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Color, Light

Religious Building

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
17th Century, 1609, 1616

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Beausoleil, Natalie. "The Blue Mosque." Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry 10, no. 1 (2018): Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 09/29/2018, Vol.10(1).

Kantar, Billur Mine. "The Blue Interpretation of Art: The Blue Mosque." Turkish Neurosurgery 24, no. 4 (2014): 445-50.

Levine, Lynn A, and Levine, Lynn. Frommer'sTurkey From the Blue Mosque to the Blue Lagoon. 3rd ed. Frommer's Complete Guides. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004.

Waldman, Anne, Bye, Reed, Burroughs, William S., Schuyler, James, Schneeman, George, Hamlin, Louise, and United Artists Books. Blue Mosque. New York: United Artists Books, 1988.

Building Address: Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Atmeydanı Cd. No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

Significant Dates: Construction Dates (1609-1616)

Supporting Staff/ Designers: Unknown

Tags: Vernacular Islamic, Islamic Interiors, Ornamental Interiors, Patterns, Spiritual Spaces

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