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The Resource Architecture, ceremonial, and power : the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Gülru Necipoğlu

Architecture, ceremonial, and power : the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Gülru Necipoğlu

Label
Architecture, ceremonial, and power : the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Title
Architecture, ceremonial, and power
Title remainder
the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Statement of responsibility
Gülru Necipoğlu
Title variation
Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul seems a haphazard aggregate of modest buildings no longer capable of conveying imperial power. Yet it is at once the most celebrated of all Islamic palaces and the least understood. Gülru Necipoğlu brings together largely unpublished sources, both written and visual, along with information derived from the architectural remains to uncover the processes through which the meaning of the palace was once produced, before it came to represent a stereotyped microcosm of oriental despotism imbued with the exotic otherness of the East. She relocates the Topkapi in its historical context, a context that included not only the circumstances of its patronage, but the complex interaction of cultural practices, ideologies, and social codes of recognition. Necipoglu focuses on the imperial iconograpy of palatial forms that lack monumentality, axiality, and rational-geometric planning principles to decipher codes of grandeur that are no longer obvious to the modern observer. She reconstructs the architectural and ceremonial impact of the palace through a step-by-step tour of its buildings, demonstrating how the palace was experienced as a processional sequence of separate courts and seemingly disjointed architectural elements that were nevertheless integrated into a coherent whole by passage through time and space. Far more than an analysis of the architectural program of the palace, Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power raises questions and provides answers to fundamental concerns about the ideology of absolute sovereignty, the interplay between architecture and ritual, and the changing perceptions of a building through the centuries, a building that drew upon a wide range of Palatine traditions, mythical, Islamic, Turco-Mongol, Romano-Byzantine, and Italian Renaissance"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Necipoğlu, Gülru
Dewey number
725/.17/0949618
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1370
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Topkapı Palace (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi
  • Architecture, Ottoman
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Architecture and history
  • Turkey
  • Topkapı Palace (Istanbul, Turkey)
  • Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi
  • Architecture and history
  • Architecture, Ottoman
  • Buildings
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Topkapi-paleis
  • Arquitetura
Label
Architecture, ceremonial, and power : the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Gülru Necipoğlu
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Harvard University, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Construction of the new palace and the codification of its ceremonial -- The Imperial Fortress and the First Court -- The Second Court : state ceremonial and service buildings -- The Second Court : administrative buildings -- The Third Court : layout of the sultan's residence and the Chamber of Petitions -- The Third Court : the Palace School for Pages -- The Third Court : royal structures in The Court of Male Pages -- The Third Court : the Imperial Harem -- The Hanging Garden of the Third Court, its pavilions, and the outer garden -- The pavilions of the outer garden -- The Topkapı and other palatine traditions
Control code
555364528
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262368056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1358
  • 9780262368056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)555364528
Label
Architecture, ceremonial, and power : the Topkapı Palace in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Gülru Necipoğlu
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Harvard University, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Construction of the new palace and the codification of its ceremonial -- The Imperial Fortress and the First Court -- The Second Court : state ceremonial and service buildings -- The Second Court : administrative buildings -- The Third Court : layout of the sultan's residence and the Chamber of Petitions -- The Third Court : the Palace School for Pages -- The Third Court : royal structures in The Court of Male Pages -- The Third Court : the Imperial Harem -- The Hanging Garden of the Third Court, its pavilions, and the outer garden -- The pavilions of the outer garden -- The Topkapı and other palatine traditions
Control code
555364528
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262368056
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1358
  • 9780262368056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)555364528

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