An Untold Story of National Identity: A Survey of Turkish Architecture

An overview of the development of Turkish neoclassicism and modernism in architecture, which traces the political and sociocultural changes of the late Ottoman and early republican periods of Turkey.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The 19th Century : Ottoman neoclassicism in architecture or the foundations of the Turkish ideal of westernisation and western lifestyle. A survey of the political and cultural conditions of the pre-war Ottoman empire.
  • The first world war and the birth of the modern secular Turkish Republic : early representations of the new identity of an emerging new country in architecture and urban planning.
  • Modernism takes over : the Turkish ideological and social revolution and its relation to modernist architecture in both civil and governmental realms.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Reading the symbolic place and function of architecture in political and sociocultural evolution through the outstanding example of Turkey.
  2. Exploring the use of semantic approach to see design and architecture as a language that narrates complex ideology and history.
  3. Understand the close ties between architectural design, Identity , politics and ideological evolution of society.
  4. Understand how architecture works as a political and cultural signifier.
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28 Jan

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