By Christopher S, Dr Wilson

There were 5 varied 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 diverse architectural structures - the bed room in Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, the place he died; a short lived catafalque during this related palace; his funeral level in Turkey's new capital Ankara; a short lived tomb within the Ankara Ethnographic Museum and his everlasting and huge mausoleum in Ankara, recognized in Turkish as "Anıtkabir" (Memorial Tomb) - this e-book additionally describes and translates the move of Ataturk's physique in the course of the towns of Istanbul and Ankara and in addition the state of Turkey to arrive those destinations.

The booklet examines how almost all these destinations - unintended, designed, transitority, everlasting - has contributed in its personal technique to the development of a Turkish nationwide reminiscence approximately Ataturk.   finally, the 2 everlasting buildings - the Dolmabahçe Palace bed room and Anıtkabir - have replaced in lots of methods due to the fact their first visual appeal to be able to keep this nationwide reminiscence. those alterations are uncovered to bare a dynamic, instead of uninteresting, effect of funerary architecture.

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