BRUNO TAUT AND THE PROGRAM FOR THE PROTECTION OF MONUMENTS IN TURKEY (1937-38)/THREE CASE STUDIES: ANKARA, EDIRNE AND BURSA


Gasco G.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.27, no.2, pp.15-36, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4305/metu.jfa.2010.2.2
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-36

Abstract

In 1933 the Ministry of Education set up a program for the protection of Turkish monuments that marks the beginning in the country of restoration works characterized by a scientific and systematic approach (1). Right at the beginning of the operative phase of the program, the German architect Bruno Taut was officially asked by the Ministry to give his professional opinion in three different episodes: the restoration of Mahmut Pap Bedesteni in Ankara, the monitoring phase to evaluate the condition of several monuments in Edirne, the restoration of Yesil Turbe in Bursa.