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Friends of Art History Lecture Series: “Poetry and Architecture in the Ottoman World”

February 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Location:412 St. Patrick's Building

Friday, February 28th, 2:30 p.m., 412 St. Patrick’s Building
Gül Kale, Assistant Professor, Art History, SSAC, Carleton University
“Poetry and Architecture in the Ottoman World

Architecture and poetry were two powerful forms of expression in the early modern Ottoman world. This talk will examine poems written for buildings in Istanbul and explore the poetics of image. It will discuss how people responded to and acknowledged architecture as a means for a higher form of emotional and spiritual knowledge.