In the last episode of the first season of the ART Informant, Isabelle Imbert welcomes Patricia Blessing, Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture. Patricia specialises in the history of architecture in medieval Turkey. She published her first book in 2014, titled Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm, 1240–1330, and is presenting today her second book, forthcoming in July 2022, Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press). Through the book, Isabelle and Patricia discuss multisensory architecture, artistic networks, the evolution of Turkish Ottoman architecture and the process of publishing a scientific book.
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- Patricia Blessing, Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire, Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming July 2022.
- Patricia Blessing, Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm, 1240–1330, Ashgate, 2014.
- Evrim Binbaş, Intellectual Networks in Timurid Iran : Sharaf al-Dīn ʻAlī Yazdī and the Islamicate Republic of Letters. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Olga Bush, Reframing the Alhambra, Architecture, Poetry, Textiles and Court Ceremonial, Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
- Sensory Reflections, Traces of Experience in Medieval Artifacts, in Sense, Matter, and Medium, vol. 1, Fiona Griffiths, Kathryn Starkey (eds.), De Gruyter, 2019.
- Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti, Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009 (unavailable on the publisher’s website but can be purchased second hand on other specialised websites).
- Bissera V. Pentcheva, Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium, University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
- Michael Meinecke, Patterns of Stylistic Changes in Islamic Architecture, Local Traditions Versus Migrating Artists, New York University Press, 1996.
- Sara Nur Yıldız, “From Cairo to Ayasuluk: Hacı Paşa and the Transmission of Islamic Learning to Western Anatolia in the Late Fourteenth Century,” Journal of Islamic Studies 25, no. 3 (2014): 263–97.
- Gülru Necipoğlu, The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005 (unavailable on the publisher’s website but can be purchased second hand on other specialised websites).
- Gülru Necipoğlu, Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power – The Topkapi Palace in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.
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