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Batılılaşan Istanbul’un Ermeni Mimarları
The first of its kind, this new book explores the contributions of Armenian architects in the shaping of Istanbul throughout the 19th and into the early 20th century.
The Era of Westernization, also known as Ottoman Modernization, transformed the physical appearance of Istanbul. The first and foremost Armenian architects were the Balians, followed by others such as Ohannes Serverian, Mgrdich Charkian, Bedros Nemtze, Mihran Azarian, Hovsep Aznavur, Levon Gureghian, the brothers Aram and Isaac Karakash, Kegham Kavafian, Yetvart Terziyan, Andon and Garabed Tulbendjian.
Published in English and Turkish the book includes articles by Edhem Eldem, Afife Batur, Ahmet Ersoy, Alyson Wharton, Elmon Hançer and Lora Baytar, with over 100 photos.