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Course Name
Turkish Modern Mimarlık Mirasının Korunması
English Conser.of Modern Achite.Herit.
Course Code
RST 609E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Sakine Yıldız Salman
Course Objectives The documentation and conservation of Modern Architectural Heritage, dated to c. 1925-1975 in Turkey with various sub-styles and genres, has gained significant status in international and national professional policies beginning from the 1990s. The objectives of the course focus on informing the graduate students specializing in this area of the basic concepts and to enable them to discuss and evaluate on this topic based on the following:
1. The definition of the concept of Modern Architecture and its sub-styles and genres,
2. Internationally accepted criteria in the conservation of Modern Architectural Heritage,
3. Methods of intervention in the conservation of Modern Architectural Heritage with case studies,
4. Discussions on and critical evaluation of case studies.
Course Description Modernism in architecture: concepts, origin, styles and genres, effect of architectural and urban-scape; the acceptance of the works of Modern Architecture as cultural property, criteria for selection and designation, conservation and restoration approaches; methods of intervention.
Course Outcomes (ii) Grasping the inter-disciplinary interaction related to one’s area; reaching original results by using the specialistic knowledge in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating new and complex ideas (knowledge).
(v) The ability to critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate the new and complex ideas (skill).
(vi) Acquiring the most developed skills about using the research methods in studies in the related area (skill).
(x) Developing area-related new ideas and methods by making use of high level intellectual processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making (Learning Competence).
(xiii) Proficiency in a foreign language –at least European Language Portfolio C1 Level- and establishing written, oral and visual communication and developing argumentation skills with that language (Communication and Social Competency).
(xiv) Contributing to the society’s state and progress towards being an information society by announcing and promoting the technological, scientific and social developments in one’s area (Area Specific Competency).
(xvi) Contributing to the solution of area-related social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems
and promoting the development of these values (Area Specific Competency).
Required Facilities
Textbook Prudon, T.H.M., (2008), Preservation of Modern Architecture, Wiley, U.S.A., (ISBN 978-0471662945).
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Bozdoğan, S., (2002), Modernism and Nation Building, University of Washington Press, ABD.
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Collins, P., (1998), Changing Ideals in Modern Architecture, 1750-1950, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Montreal, Quebec, (ISBN 0773517758).
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Curtis, W.J.R., (1996), Modern Architecture Since 1900, Phaidon, UK.
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Frampton, K., (2007), Modern Architecture: A Critical History (World of Art), Thames & Hudson, London, Fourth edition.
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Habermas, J., (1990), The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity – Twelve Lectures, F. G. Lawrence (trans.), MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
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Identification and Documentation of Modern Heritage, (2003), R. van Oers and S. Haraguchi (eds), World Heritage Papers 5, UNESCO World Heritage Center, Paris.
Jokihlehto, J., (1999), A History of Architectural Conservation, Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann (ISBN 0750637935).
Jokilehto, J. et al., (2008), The World Heritage List, What is OUV? Defining the Outstanding Universal Value of Cultural World Heritage Properties, Monuments and Sites XVI, ICOMOS, Berlin.
Le Corbusier, (2007), Toward an Architecture, J. Goodman (trans.), J.-L. Cohen (intro.), Getty Research Institute, U.S.A., (ISBN 9780892368228).
Modern Heritage Properties (19th and 20th centuries) on the World Heritage List, Bibliography, (2009), UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Center, October.
Modern Matters: Principles and Practice in Conserving Recent Architecture, (1996), S. Macdonald (ed.), Donhead, UK (ISBN 1873394233).
Modern Movement Heritage, (1998), A. Cunningham (ed.), E & FN Spon, London.
The Modern Movement and the World Heritage List, Advisory Report to ICOMOS composed by DOCOMOMO’s International Specialist Committee on Registers (1997), unpublished.
Nicolai, B., (1998), Moderne und Exil, Deutschsprachige Architekten in der Türkei 1925-1955, Verlag für Bauwesen, Berlin.
Preserving Post-War Heritage: The Care and Conservation of Mid-Twentieth-Century Architecture, (2001), S. Macdonald (ed), Donhead and English Heritage, UK, (ISBN 9781873394359).
Prudon, T.H.M., (2008), Preservation of Modern Architecture, Wiley, U.S.A., (ISBN 978-0471662945).
Riegl, A., (1982), “The Modern Cult of Monuments : Its Character and Its Origin”, Oppositions, no. 25 Fall, p. 21-51
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Tanju, B. (ed.), (2007), Tereddüd ve Tekerrür, Mimarlık ve Kent Üzerine Metinler: 1873-1960, Akın Nalça Kitapları, İstanbul.
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Tournikiotis, P., (1999), The Historiography of Modern Architecture, The MIT Press, USA.
Values and Heritage Conservation, Research Report, (2000), E. Avrami, R. Mason, M. de la Torre, Getty Conservation Institute, U.S.A.
Van Nelle – Monument in Progress, (2005), A.M. Backer, D. Camp, M. Dicke (eds), Uitgeverij De Hef Publishers, Rotterdam, (ISBN 9069060388).
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