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The Beveled Corners of Some Antalya Houses
H. Örcün BARIŞTA*

The beveled corners, where two ground walls join at an oblique angle, are usually ornamented and can be found on some old houses in Kaleiçi, Antalya.

In this article, those beveled corners which were designed more for aesthetic reasons than functional necessity are documented. Some examples from Kaleiçi, of both classical Ottoman and the subsequent westernizing styles are compared. Attention is drawn to the stonecutting expertise in Antalya and in the surrounding area.

The beveled corners of these houses, dating from the early 19th and 20th century are, in addition to being examples of the application of native plastic arts, also important examples for the information they provide about the owners of these houses and the technical competence of their unknown stonemasons.


*Prof. Dr. H. Örcün Barışta, Gazi Üniversitesi Mesleki Yaygın Eğitim Fakültesi Dekanı - Ankara

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