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The Resource Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present

Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present

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Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present
Title
Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hagia Sophia from the Age of Justinian to the Present examines problems of form and structure related to one of the masterpieces of world architecture that have intrigued architects and engineers, as well as historians, for centuries. With its vast scale, immense cost, extraordinary speed of erection, and stunning interior space, Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), constructed between 532-537, is unparalleled in premodern architecture. As such, the achievement begs answers to three important and interrelated questions: the nature of the material sources available to the designers that enabled them to create this great building; the behavior of Hagia Sophia's much-modified structure over centuries under the action of environmental loadings; and the ability of the present structure to withstand a major earthquake. In this volume, scholars and professionals provide new ideas and information pertaining to the historical background, physical environment, design, and state of the Hagia Sophia building structure over time. The essays are organized along themes that include structural precursors, observations of the fabric of the Byzantine Hagia Sophia and related buildings, structural studies of the Byzantine building, and the Ottoman Hagia Sophia and its influence on contemporary architecture. This volume also contains a select set of plans and elevations of Hagia Sophia by Robert Van Nice, as well as new photography of the building that powerfully conveys its scale and its spatial and formal character
Cataloging source
UkLiU
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA5870.A9
LC item number
H34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mark, Robert
  • Çakmak, A. Ş
  • Princeton University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Byzantine
  • Church architecture
  • Architecture, Ottoman
  • Mosques
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Ayasofya Müzesi
  • Ayasofya Müzesi (Istanbul, Turquie)
Label
Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Isbn
9780521416771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Hagia Sophia: from the age of Justinian to the present
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Isbn
9780521416771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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