19TH CENTURY COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AT KASTAMONU


Eyuepgiller K., Topcubasi M., Polat Pekmezci I.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.25, no.2, pp.1-20, 2008 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-20
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Kastarnonu, a city in the North-west of Anatolia and a settlement in the "Paphlagonia" region of ancient history, has always been a cultural and commercial center for the nearby villages and cities. In the nineteenth. century, the city became an administrative center for the province of Kastamonu (Kastarnonu Eyaleti) which consisted of eight cities in the region. With the economic challenges the Ottoman Empire was facing, came the renovations and the changing lifestyle which led to a taste for a different architecture throughout the Empire, including Orientalism.