[RELIEFS OF ELDEM] Rölöve. 2 volumes set. Vol. 1: Istanbul Bogaziçi köyleri yerlesmesi, resmî kültürel tas binalar, Istanbul ve Anadolu evleri, çesmeler ve selsebiller. Vol. 2: Birgi Çagir Aga Konagi.
SEDAD HAKKI ELDEM, (1908-1988).
Devlet Güzel Sanatlar Akademisi Yüksek Mimarlik Bölümü Rölöve Kürsüsü., 1969-1974, Ist., 1968.
Paperback. Folio. (34 x 24 cm). In Turkish. 2 volumes set: (70 p.; 64 p.). Eldem was a Turkish architect and one of the pioneers of nationalized modern architecture in Turkey. He was born in Istanbul (1908). He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (Department of Architecture). Between 1931 and 1932 he traveled to France, England, and Germany with a scholarship from the academy. In 1932 he opened his own office, also started teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, and continued until retirement in 1978. In 1934 he worked for the National Architecture Seminar in Turkey which was a complete disaster for him because of the discussions between modern architecture and traditional architecture. In 1938 he designed the Turkish Pavilion in New York Exhibition. Sedad Hakki Eldem represented the Turkish Republic at the International Union of Architects in Lozan (1948) after Second World War. Also in the same year, Sedad Hakki worked with his colleague Emin Onat on the project of İstanbul Palace of Justice. He worked on proportions and architectural organizations of Ottoman domestic houses, 18th and 19th-century palaces, and mansions. He was known as a role model and pioneer to reinterpret the Classical Ottoman Patterns in modern architecture. He was a part of the Former Artifacts Maintain Council (Eski Eserleri Muhafaza Encümeni) between 1941 and 1945 and also a part of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and Monument Real Estate (Gayrimenkul Eski Eserler ve Anitlar Yüksek Kurulu) between 1962 and 1978. His thought was about nationalizing Modern Architecture. He basically thought that International Style in architecture should not be applied everywhere. Some things should be changed in the design by considering the national and domestic texture. He has won the international Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986 with the project of Zeyrek Social Security Facilities. Sedad Hakki Eldem's architecture has basically 4 main periods. The first of them, between 1928 and 1934, is known for the instability of his work. After that, the second period is popular with modern trials on Ottoman architectural organization. The time frame of this period spans from 1934 until 1952. The third period of his architecture has lost its Ottoman influence, it looks more modernized between 1952 and 1962. The last part of Eldem's Architecture known for his double approach to projects. This final period started in 1962 and lasted until his death in 1988. (Wikipedia).