HAND-SHAPED DOOR KNOCKERS OF MUGLA HOUSES (CENTRAL MENTESE DISTRICT)


Başak O.

SANAT TARIHI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ART HISTORY, vol.30, no.1, pp.175-203, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29135/std.775319
  • Title of Journal : SANAT TARIHI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF ART HISTORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-203

Abstract

In the study, which is mainly about hand shaped knockers decorating doors in a central district of Mugla,Mentese, it is tried shortly to mention the traditional houses knockers for a better understanding. Some houses have been built in an eclectic style because of the demographic structure of the province and have gained an original place in Anatolian housing architecture with their wicket doors, door knockers, wide eaves, ceiling engravings and chimneys that have become the symbol of the city identified with them. The houses, which are evaluated in two categories as Turkish and Greek houses by researchers, differ from the traditional residential architecture of Anatolia especially in terms of exterior and courtyard arrangements. These houses with their unique designs, have been inspiring even some houses having been built today, mostly were built in the 19th century and beyond.