HOA280.1: Architecture in Istanbul

This course examining Istanbul’s ancient and modern urban fabric will serve as the foundation for our investigation of the ways in which Istanbul’s past have been physically memorialized, narrated, and incorporated into the urban landscape. We will consider the city from a horizontal perspective by first mapping existing monuments in relationship to one another and considering the impact of the past on the current experiences of the modern city’s space. We will then map the city from a vertical perspective, addressing what is preserved, reused, or destroyed at pivotal historical moments, and exploring how the physical space at that moment reflects the changing identity of the city. Most of this class is in situ, visiting monuments and important city sites. Students are responsible for their own transportation costs and any entry fees. (ARCH 3917)

Department: History of Art

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 2