Academic Catalog

AH541 OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

Course Code: 8010541
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: History Of Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AL UZAY PEKER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course contains an in depth survey of political ,social ,economic cultural aspects and architecture of the eighteenth century , which provides a kaleidoscopic vision of the Ottoman way of life and material culture in this initial era of Occidentalism.The course focuses on how the Ottomans incorporated Western European cultural concepts and architectural features into local traditions.The Occidentalizing tendencies, a distinguishing characteristic of the century in the Ottoman world, are studied in reference to European Orientalism and Exoticism .The course also discusses the use of the term Baroque for the century and its implications.