Blue Dome Press to Publish New Title 'Incredible Ottoman Projects'

The Ottoman Empire, like all great civilizations, was home to many innovative minds. These architects and artists achieved some of the most remarkable creative feats in the world - from the magnificent Suleymaniye Mosque to the Tunel, the first metro in continental Europe. Yet there were many more projects, most of them grand in scale, that were never realized. Using archival photographs and extraordinary architectural drawings, Incredible Ottoman Projects gives a never-before-seen look at many of these projects.

These projects came from all over the world. There were French architects Antoine Bouvard and Fuigene Henri Gavand, who proposed plans for the Hippodrome and for a full city metro line. Italian architect D'Aranco proposed a massive monument to commemorate the Turkish-Greek war. And none other than Leonardo Da Vinci developed plans for a bridge across the Golden Horn. The book shows the diverse scope of the Ottoman Empire's reach, and exemplifies the strong relationships it maintained with other cultures.

With spectacular photographs and architectural diagrams, "Incredible Ottoman Projects" brings to life the grandeur and ambition of the Ottoman ideals. It captures the empire's remarkable accomplishments - and hints at what might have been.

Author: Turan Sahin is an aspiring researcher of the Ottoman history, based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Incredible Ottoman Projects by Turan Sahin
ISBN: 978-1-59784-290-7, 127 pages
Published by Blue Dome Press
Distributed by National Book Network, 800-462-6420,

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