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The sultan's fountain; an imperial story of Cairo, Istanbul, and Amsterdam.

9789774165238

The sultan's fountain; an imperial story of Cairo, Istanbul, and Amsterdam.

Dobrowolska, Agnieszka and Jaroslaw Dobrowolski.

American U. in Cairo Press

2011

182 pages

$27.95

Paperback

N6260

An exquisite small building built by the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa III in 1760 is the subject of this fascinating, accessible, and heavily illustrated history. The volume describes the building's design as a charitable foundation containing a public fountain and a school, and for its unique history, architectural style, and decoration, which combine classic Turkish Ottoman features with Dutch tile decoration and Cairene architectural principles. Husband and wife, the authors are architects based in Cairo. Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press.

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