Beyond Anitkabir: The Funerary Architecture of Atatürk: The by Christopher S, Dr Wilson

By Christopher S, Dr Wilson

There were 5 diversified settings that at one time or one other have contained the useless physique of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, organizer of the Turkish battle of Independence (1919-1923) and primary president of the Republic of Turkey. Narrating the tale of those diversified architectural structures - the bed room in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, the place he died; a brief catafalque during this comparable palace; his funeral level in Turkey's new capital Ankara; a brief tomb within the Ankara Ethnographic Museum and his everlasting and enormous mausoleum in Ankara, identified in Turkish as "Anıtkabir" (Memorial Tomb) - this booklet additionally describes and translates the circulate of Ataturk's physique throughout the towns of Istanbul and Ankara and in addition the kingdom of Turkey to arrive those destinations.

The publication examines how almost all these destinations - unintentional, designed, transitority, everlasting - has contributed in its personal strategy to the development of a Turkish nationwide reminiscence approximately Ataturk.   finally, the 2 everlasting structures - the Dolmabahçe Palace bed room and Anıtkabir - have replaced in lots of methods considering their first visual appeal to be able to retain this nationwide reminiscence. those alterations are uncovered to bare a dynamic, instead of boring, effect of funerary architecture.

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