[AUSTRIAN ARCHITECT OF THE YOUNG TURKISH REPUBLIC] Typescipt letter signed 'Profesör Egli'
ERNST ARNOLD EGLI, (Austrian architect), (1893-1974)., Mimar Prof. Dr. E. Egli: Istanbul Findikli Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi, Istanbul, 1933.
Original typewritten letter written in response to questions about some interior decorations and curtains during the construction of a Republican Turkish school, signed 'Professor Egli'. 30x23 cm. In Turkish (Modern). 1 p. Chipped and damaged right side. Otherwise a good paper. Written to 'Zeki Bey' on December 21, 1933.
An architectural environment of the Early Republic Period (1923-1950) has an effective language explicitly revealing political and cultural aspects of the Republic. Under such conditions, architects coming from German-speaking countries contributed quite significantly to the establishment of the International Architectural Style of Turkey in the '30s. Throughout the 1930s when the Building of School Political Sciences constituting the subject of the study was constructed, the International Architectural Style conveyed to Turkey by means of architects coming from Germany-speaking countries had a growing impact in the country. Ernst Egli, one of those architects, was one of the pioneers of this "modern" style with his numerous designs, and his educator and manager identity. Egli, son of Johann Jakob Egli, (1840-1918) carried out significant works in the field of educational buildings which he dealt with cautiously and fastidiously and explicitly regarded as a symbol of prestige. Primarily educational buildings together with National Education Ministry Construction Office management, Istanbul Fine Arts Academy Architecture Branch management, and teaching, design, and application of important public buildings in Ankara are among the said studies. (An important building for the representation of modernization project: Swiss architect Ernst Arnold Egli and Ankara Political Sciences School, Leyla Alpagut.).