Yakupoğlu, Gizem
Modern Turkish Architecture (1984) is one of the first publications to evaluate the development of architecture in Turkey by relating it to the contexts within which architectural works were produced. The book, covering a broad timeline of architectural production between the final years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1980s, has a historiographical significance, in addition to its continuing importance in education and academic studies. Modern Turkish Architecture (1984) is the outcome of a photographic exhibition and a seminar that took place in 1982, which was organized as part of the Atatürk Centennial activities with the collaboration of Middle East Technical University and University of Pennsylvania. As the first publication written in English, the edited volume was intended and constructed as an international representation of accomplishments in the architectural field of Turkey, addressing a global audience. In this thesis, it is aimed to trace and discuss the key ideas and themes that shape the representation of a past in the architectural history of Turkey in the 1980s, through the specific case of Modern Turkish Architecture (1984). Contextual and narratorial factors which play a role in the construction of image/s of the past in the book, were examined and categorized to discuss how different approaches to narratives, and the utilization of ideological and architectural themes in a text, can construct varying meanings, which allows for diverse interpretations, re-interpretations, and writings of architectural histories.


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Citation Formats
G. Yakupoğlu, “REPRESENTATION AND HISTORIOGRAPHY IN MODERN TURKISH ARCHITECTURE (1984),” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2021.