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Çelik, Zeynep

Works: 42 works in 184 publications in 5 languages and 5,479 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Moderator
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Most widely held works by Zeynep Çelik
Urban forms and colonial confrontations : Algiers under French rule by Zeynep Çelik( )

14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During its long history as the French colonial city par excellence, Algiers was the site of recurrent conflicts between colonizer and colonized. Through architecture and urban forms confrontations were crystallized, cultural identities were defined, and social engineering programs were shaped and challenged. In this pathbreaking book, Zeynep Celik reads the city of Algiers as the site of social, political, and cultural conflicts during the 132 years of French occupation and argues that architecture and urban forms are integral components of the colonial discourse. -- Algiers' city planning, based on what Celik calls "the trial-and-error" model of French colonial urbanism, included the fragmentation of the casbah, ambitious Beaux Arts schemes to create European forms of housing, master plans inspired by high modernism, and comprehensive regional plans. Eventually a dramatic housing shortage led all planning efforts to be centered on the construction of large-scale residential enclaves. French architects based their designs for domestic space on the concept of the "traditional house," itself an interdisciplinary colonial concept intertwined with the discourse on Algerian women. Housing also offered the French colonizers a powerful presence in a country where periodic resistance to the occupation eventually culminated in a seven-year war of liberation and an end to French rule."
Displaying the Orient : architecture of Islam at nineteenth-century world's fairs by Zeynep Çelik( )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering architectural pieces from all over the world, the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867 introduced to fairgoers the notion of an imaginary journey, a new tourism en place. Through this and similar expositions, the world's cultures were imported to European and American cities as artifacts and presented to nineteenth-century men and women as the world in microcosm, giving a quick and seemingly realistic impression of distant places. Celik examines the display of Islamic cultures at nineteenth-century world's fairs, focusing on the exposition architecture. She asserts that certain sociopolitical and cultural trends now crucial to our understanding of historical transformations in both the West and the world of Islam were mirrored in the fair's architecture. Furthermore, dominant attitudes toward cross-cultural exchanges were revealed repeatedly in Westerners' responses to these pavilions, in Western architects' interpretations of Islamic stylistic traditions, and in the pavilions' impact in such urban centers. Although the world's fairs claimed to be platforms for peaceful cultural communication, they displayed the world according to a hierarchy based on power relations. Celik's delineation of this hierarchy in the exposition buildings enables us to understand both the adversarial relations between the West and the Middle East, and the issue of cultural self-definition for Muslim societies of the nineteenth century
At the end of the century : one hundred years of architecture by Museum of contemporary art (Los Angeles)( Book )

13 editions published in 1998 in English and Italian and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most comprehensive and up-to-date survey of twentieth-century architecture ever published, this volume presents a global perspective on some of the most significant works, ideas, and directions over the past one hundred years. With more than three hundred illustrations covering the major landmarks and architects of the century, it will appeal to a wide audience. Exploring cutting-edge ideas, the book also offers the sophisticated professional reader fresh viewpoints."--BOOK JACKET. "The broad focus of the book is the complex relationship between innovation and tradition and the profound impact of technology on architecture and urbanism throughout the twentieth century. It explores the house and the city; the grand international movements and regional vernacular styles; the forces that built this century and thoughts about where the next one will take us."--Jacket
The remaking of Istanbul : portrait of an Ottoman city in the nineteenth century by Zeynep Çelik( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streets : critical perspectives on public space by Zeynep Çelik( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of twenty-one essays, written by colleagues and former students of the architectural historian Spiro Kostof (1936-1991), presents case studies on Kostof's model of urban forms and fabrics. The essays are remarkably diverse: the range includes pre-Columbian Inca settlements, fourteenth-century Cairo, nineteenth-century New Orleans, and twentieth-century Tokyo ... The theme of the volume is that the street presents itself as the basic structuring device of a city's form and also as the locus of its civilization. Each essay is a detailed investigation of a single urban street with unique historical conditions. The authors' shared concern regarding anthropological, political, and technical aspects of street making coalesce into a critical discourse on urban space."
Empire, architecture, and the city : French-Ottoman encounters, 1830-1914 by Zeynep Çelik( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the cities of Algeria and Tunisia under French colonial rule and those of the Ottoman Arab provinces, providing a nuanced look at cross-cultural exchanges
Walls of Algiers : narratives of the city through text and image by Zeynep Çelik( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walls of Algiers examines the historical processes that transformed Ottoman Algiers, the "Bulwark of Islam," into "Alger la blanche," the colonial urban showpiece - and, after the outbreak of revolution in 1954 - counter-model of France's global empire. In this volume, the city of Algiers serves as a case study for the analysis of the proactive and reactive social, political, technical, and artistic forces that generate a city's form. Visual sources - prints, photographs, paintings, architectural drawings, urban designs, and film - are treated as primary evidence that complements and even challenges textual documents. -- Publisher description
About antiquities : politics of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire by Zeynep Çelik( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquities have been pawns in empire-building and global rivalries; power struggles; assertions of national and cultural identities; and cross-cultural exchanges, cooperation, abuses, and misunderstandings-all with the underlying element of financial gain. Indeed, "who owns antiquity?" is a contentious question in many of today's international conflicts. About Antiquities offers an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between archaeology and empire-building around the turn of the twentieth century. Starting at Istanbul and focusing on antiquities from the Ottoman territories, Zeynep Celik examines the popular discourse surrounding claims to the past in London, Paris, Berlin, and New York. She compares and contrasts the experiences of two museums-Istanbul's Imperial Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art-that aspired to emulate European collections and gain the prestige and power of owning the material fragments of ancient history. Going beyond institutions, Celik also unravels the complicated interactions among individuals-Westerners, Ottoman decision makers and officials, and local laborers-and their competing stakes in antiquities from such legendary sites as Ephesus, Pergamon, and Babylon. Recovering perspectives that have been lost in histories of archaeology, particularly those of the excavation laborers whose voices have never been heard, "About Antiquities" provides important historical context for current controversies surrounding nation-building and the ownership of the past
Scramble for the past : a story of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world on display : the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses first-person accounts from elderly Missourians who went to the Fair in 1904, interviews with historians, archival motion pictures, and photographs to situate the St. Louis Fair in the social, political, and cultural context of American society in 1904. Covers American civilization at the turn of the century; the representation of history; authenticity; modernity; dress and body language; oral history and childhood memories; world fairs as experiences; and receiving information through visual symbols, words, and exhibits
Am Ende des Jahrhunderts - 100 Jahre gebaute Visionen( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera Ottomana : photography and modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its birth in 1839, photography has participated in modernity as much as it has symbolized it. Its capacity to record and display and its claim to accuracy and truth intricately linked the new technology to the dynamism of the modern world. The Ottoman Empire embraced photography with great enthusiasm. In fact, the impact and meaning of photography were compounded with the thrust of modernization and westernization of the Tanzimat movement. By the turn of the century, photography in the Ottoman lands had become a standard feature of everyday life, of public media, and of the state apparatus. This volume explores some of the most striking aspects of the close connection between photography and modernity with a particular focus on the Ottoman Empire. Much of the material concerns the display of modernity through photography, as was so often the case in the photographs and albums commissioned by the Sultan to showcase his empire for Western audiences. Nevertheless, modernity was often embedded in the photographic act, transforming it into a common and mundane practice. Be it in the form of images disseminated through the illustrated press, postcards sent out to family members or anonymous collectors, portraits presented to friends and acquaintances, or pictures taken of employees and convicts, photography had started to invade practically every sphere of public and private life. The visual world we live in today was born some 150 years ago. Camera Ottomana is both a homage to, and a critical assessment of, the local dimension of one of the most potent and transformative technological inventions of the recent past."--
The impact of Westernization on Istanbul's urban form, 1838-1908 by Zeynep Çelik( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fin de siglo : cien años de arquitectura( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Şehirler ve sokaklar( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Turkish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930 by Holly Edwards( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures explores complex American attitudes toward the Near East--as revealed in collected paintings, interior design, and multiple vernacular forms--at the formative moment of industrialization and the crystallization of a truly mass culture. Published to coincide with the multimedia exhibition that opens at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and travels to the Walters Art Gallery and the Mint Museum of Art, this catalogue considers how urban, mercantile, Protestant America represented the Islamic world of the Middle East and North Africa in ways that say more about itself than the foreign culture. This gorgeously illustrated volume first looks at the use of Orientalist stereotypes by some of the country's most important high art painters of the nineteenth century: Frederic Edwin Church's treatment of the exotic terrain through a lens of deep religiosity; a more cosmopolitan reading of the harem girl by John Singer Sargent; the perfumed alternative to industrial capitalism conjured in the landscapes and market scenes of Samuel Colman and Louis Comfort Tiffany; and interpretations of the Orient as emancipatory by Ella Pell, the only major woman Orientalist. The book next traces the popularization of Orientalism in the decorative arts (including a few treasures from Olana, Church's Moorish-style home on the Hudson), on Broadway, and in Hollywood, as well as through advertising that linked consumer products with visual suggestions of exotic sexuality and through cultural objects, such as the Shriners' fez
Kinaesthetic impulses : aesthetic experience, bodily knowledge, and pedagogical practices in Germany, 1871-1918 by Zeynep Çelik( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation studies a moment of transition in German aesthetics in the late nineteenth century. Starting in the 1870s, groups of artists, architects, historians, critics, connoisseurs, and museum officials in Germany declared that traditional aesthetics, which had operated "from above" with metaphysical concepts such as the beautiful and the sublime, was obsolete. According to these intellectuals, the old aesthetics needed to be replaced by a scientific and empirical "aesthetics from below." The emergence of the new aesthetics was closely related to the rise of mass politics and mass culture in the newly unified Germany. Concerned that an attentive and contemplative perception could not be afforded by the masses, these liberal-minded members of the educated middle classes theorized a new kind of aesthetic experience that was based on corporeal pleasure rather than intellectual judgment. According to this model, an aesthetic encounter with an artwork was primarily kinaesthetic: an artwork elicited an unconscious and immediate effect on the musculature of its beholder. I examine three episodes, in which this idea was employed to pedagogical ends at the turn of the twentieth century. In the work of the artist Hermann Obrist (1862-1927), the kinaesthetic model of experience became the basis of a new pedagogy for the arts, which utilized the unconscious movements of the body to choreograph the production and reception of aesthetic effects. The architect August Endell (1871-1925) theorized these effects further and attempted to invent an exact science of design, which correlated architectural forms to the reaction that they would produce in the human body
Am Ende des Jahrhunderts - hundert Jahre gebaute Visionen( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Urban forms and colonial confrontations : Algiers under French rule
Displaying the Orient : architecture of Islam at nineteenth-century world's fairsAt the end of the century : one hundred years of architectureThe remaking of Istanbul : portrait of an Ottoman city in the nineteenth centuryStreets : critical perspectives on public spaceEmpire, architecture, and the city : French-Ottoman encounters, 1830-1914Walls of Algiers : narratives of the city through text and imageNoble dreams, wicked pleasures : orientalism in America, 1870-1930
Alternative Names
Alexander, Zeynep Çelik

Çelik, Zeynep

English (127)

Turkish (12)

German (10)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)