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VIDEO Sinan's Screens: Networks of Intersecting Polygons in Ottoman Architecture
None (2014)
  • Carol Bier
Video
Description
Video of a lecture presented at Gathering for Gardner, Atlanta (2014). Abstract: An often overlooked characteristic of Sinan's architectural production of the 16th century is the use of low screening walls and windows carved of marble with pierced openwork or tracery to let in light and allow for air circulation. Typically these screens display polygonal networks often with intersecting polygons.
Keywords
  • Sinan,
  • Islamic geometry,
  • Ottoman architecture,
  • Ottoman art,
  • G4G,
  • Martin Gardner
Publication Date
March 20, 2014
Citation Information
Carol Bier, "Sinan's Screens: Networks of Intersecting Polygons in Ottoman Architecture," Online video of a lecture presented at Gathering for Gardner, Atlanta (20 March 2014). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbXWvrcMlzM&feature=youtu.be&list=UUSOz6T52IsqvmcvHMQRxEgA. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carol_bier/80/