Dr. Patricia Blessing

Patricia Blessing is an associate professor at Stanford University. She specializes in the art and architecture of the Islamic world, with a focus on the eastern Mediterranean from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. In her current book project, Spaces of Artifice: Interiors and the Environment in Islamic Architecture, Blessing analyses interior spaces in relationship to nature, with an emphasis on water. She is also the author of two books, Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rūm, 1240–1330 (Ashgate, 2014; Turkish translation Koç University Press, 2018) and Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2022)

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