Archive for November 23rd, 2014

The Architect’s Apprentice

November 23, 2014

SinanElif Şafak’s latest book “The Architect’s Apprentice” is a fabulous story about the life and work of Turkey’s Michelangelo – the architect Mimar Sinan who in his long life has created more than 300 major structures – mosques, schools, mausoleums, aqueducts, bridges, palaces, hamams, etc.

“Christians, Jews Muslims, Zoroastrians and people of myriad faiths and creeds lived under the same invisible dome. For the eye that could see, architecture was everywhere…

Destroying a bridge was easier than building it, it takes time, skill and patience to create, yet only moments to demolish.”