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dc.contributor.advisorGürel, Meltem Ö.
dc.contributor.authorŞumnu, Umut
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:16:35Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:16:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/15309
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) -- Bilkent University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 170-185.en_US
dc.description.abstractHow were those narratives telling us about the Turkish House shaped? How did they come to contribute to the formation of our understanding of the history [and theory] of modern Turkish architecture? And respectively, how did they dominate our conception of modern Turkish identity? In light of these questions, this dissertation looks at the historiography of what is the so-called Turkish House as it emerged from Ottoman obscurity into the consciousness of the new Republic of Turkey, between the closing decades of the 19th century and the end of the 1930s. And, following the arguments of post-structuralist (architectural) theorists and the texts of the architectural historians in Turkey, this study intends to open up an ontological discussion around modern Turkish identity, and respectively around the Turkish House, as its architectural translation. Through looking at culturally and politically thick textual descriptions in journals, books, novels and stories; and visual representations in pictures, drawings, and architectural projects of the era, this study first of all underlines that idea/image of the Turkish House appeared and was formed as a response to the question of „foreignness‟. Then, from a de-constructive perspective, in order to challenge the term‟s de-facto usage, this study most productively brings the „foreign‟ voices of several architects - like Ernst Egli, Bruno Taut and Seyfi Arkan, who were practicing their designs in the late 1930s in Turkey- to the discussion, to reveal a more „dialogical‟, more „contingent‟, and more „pluralized‟ conception of the term modern, and to trace an alternative understanding of the Turkish House. Although in cultural and historical terms, the designs of these architects do not fit into the typological and stylistic principles of traditional dwelling forms, the works, which concentrates on not the „essential modern‟ character of the Turkish House, but the „inevitably national‟ character of modern house help us to position a more experimental, more spatial and more universalistic understanding of the Turkish House, rather than a stylistic, decorative, romantic, and culturally relativist one. In other words, through works, one can find a chance to shift from the morphological perspective of modern (and, of national); to show that the terms modern and national cannot be reduced into fixed architectural definitions; to portray a modern-national identity that is slippery, mobile, multiple, heterogeneous, incomplete, and subject to change; and more importantly, to surface an understanding of Turkish House not as a „thingness‟, as a being, but as a „movement‟, as a „becoming‟.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityŞumnu, Umuten_US
dc.format.extentviii, 185 leaves, illustrationsen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectModern (Turkish) Architectureen_US
dc.subjectArchitectural Historiographyen_US
dc.subjectModern and Traditionen_US
dc.subjectForeignnessen_US
dc.subject1st National Architectural Movementen_US
dc.subjectNew Architectureen_US
dc.subject2nd National Architectural Movementen_US
dc.subjectTurkish Houseen_US
dc.subjectPoststructuralismen_US
dc.subjectDeconstructionen_US
dc.subjectBeing/Becomingen_US
dc.subjectTower of Babelen_US
dc.subjectIncomplete-edificeen_US
dc.subjectHouseen_US
dc.subject.lccNA7394 .S85 2012en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture, Domestic--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDwellings--Turkey.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitecture, Turkish.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCollective memory.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInterior architecture--Turkey.en_US
dc.titleBetween being and becoming : identity, question of foreignness and the case of the Turkish houseen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Interior Architecture and Environmental Designen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB131939


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