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Turkey: Modern Architectures in History

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'Gentlemen, it was necessary to abolish the fez, which sat on the heads of our people as an emblem of ignorance ...and hatred of progress and civilization. It was necessary to accept in its place the hat, used by the whole civilized world.' The rhetoric of the Turkish Republic's founder Kemal Ataturk roused the Turkish nation into a programme of modernization, and architecture played a crucial role in Turkey's march to modernity. This book offers an overview of modern Turkish architecture, placing it in the larger social, ...

Turkey: Modern Architectures in History 2011, Reaktion Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781861898784