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The history of Ottoman architecture needs further discussion, says Rory Olcayto

[THIS WEEK] On page one of her introduction to The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire, Professor Gülru Necipoğlu complains that the great 16th century architect has been coloured by ‘universalist’ and ‘national’  paradigms of orientalism that utterly fail to historicise his work’

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