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Izmir: Architectural Guide

Author/EditorCelik, Mehmet (Author)
Publisher: DOM Publishers
ISBN: 9783869229744
Pub Date01/09/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages336
Dimensions (mm)245(h) * 135(w)
A guide on cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic port city known as the 'pearl of the Aegean' in the Ottoman Empire, exploring the diverse architectural heritage of the city through a selection of 265 buildings, among them the works of architects like Gustave Eiffel and Bruno Taut.
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With over 8,000 years of history, Izmir is among the world's oldest cities. Founded as Smyrna on the shores of the Aegean Sea, the city has been
home to all manner of cultures over the centuries. Each one left behind its architectural traces, turning the city into a palimpsest of millennia of urban life. A cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic port city known as the 'pearl of the Aegean' in the Ottoman Empire, Izmir is now one of Turkey's largest metropolises.



This book explores the diverse architectural heritage of the city. Through a selection of 265 buildings, among them the works of architects like Gustave Eiffel and Bruno Taut, it narrates the evolution of Izmir's built environment from ancient times to the present. To help visitors understand the city's urban structure, it also explains the region's characteristic architectural forms.

With over 8,000 years of history, Izmir is among the world's oldest cities. Founded as Smyrna on the shores of the Aegean Sea, the city has been
home to all manner of cultures over the centuries. Each one left behind its architectural traces, turning the city into a palimpsest of millennia of urban life. A cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic port city known as the 'pearl of the Aegean' in the Ottoman Empire, Izmir is now one of Turkey's largest metropolises.



This book explores the diverse architectural heritage of the city. Through a selection of 265 buildings, among them the works of architects like Gustave Eiffel and Bruno Taut, it narrates the evolution of Izmir's built environment from ancient times to the present. To help visitors understand the city's urban structure, it also explains the region's characteristic architectural forms.

Mehmet Celik Born 1987 in Aachen, Germany, as the child of Turkish parents, bachelor's degree in applied geography from the RWTH Aachen, master's in urban planning from the HafenCity Universitat Hamburg, state exam as a building assessor in urban planning, doctorate as Dr.-Ing. at the RWTH Aachen, active since then as an urban planner with a focus on urban design. Rooted in both cultures and languages, and with close ties to the city, Celik is often in his second home - Izmir.

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