Although there were political achievements during the reign of Sultan Mehmed III (1595-1603), reasons such as wars with Austria and Iran and internal rebellions accelerated the bad course of the Ottoman Empire’s economy. Despite this, cultural and artistic works continued to be alive during this period.
The refereed journal of culture-art and civilization to be published twice a year. It consists of research and compilation articles of academics and artists who are experts in the field of Traditional Arts. With its rich content, it is a journal for artists, academics, students who work in the field of traditional arts and crafts and for readers who have an interest towards this area.
While the book touches on the garden culture of the Turks with its main lines, it also reveals the development of the Seljuk and Ottoman understanding of gardens and the general characteristics of the gardens. In addition to texts, photographs and architectural drawings collected from the archives, it exemplifies the garden mansions of the period with visual documents such as plans, facade drawings, miniatures and murals. The fact that it offers examples of garden and gazebos designed in Europe in the 19th century also provides the opportunity to compare with those in Istanbul.
Bibliography studies, which we can call “esâme-i kütüp” in our tradition or commonly “index”, are very important in terms of conducting scientific research with a specific subject and a purposeful purpose. Such publications, which serve to determine the boundaries of the research subject correctly and enrich the content, play an exceptional role in preventing duplication and thus revealing new findings fed from existing information. Since some of the new things are forgotten old things, the bibliographies that enable us to remember the old ones in question are a necessary gear of the scientific control mechanism that prevents the vicious circle in our academic research. In this regard, the need for bibliographic studies in every field is much felt in neglected disciplines such as Turkish-Islamic book arts.
Both biographical and oral history studies about important names of our culture and art world, give us invaluable experiences by tracing the past. Thanks to these valuable life stories, we can determine with all the vitality how our cultural and artistic values have experienced from past to present. Thus, we can have an idea about how art and culture will be shaped from now on. It is our responsibility to absorb these values and tell them with an understanding appropriate to the present day and to pass them on to the next generations.
The cultural life stages of our past should not remain on the dusty shelves of history; We want all these values to reveal the deepest points of our cultural history that can be reached. Thus, these studies are presented to the benefit of the culture and art public opinion and contributed to the accumulation of resources in our academy world.
In this work, in line with all this desire and purpose, both an intellectual art historian and intellectual prepared for Dr. Filiz Çağman. Great efforts were made to remind Dr. Çağman who is an exemplary person in every aspect to his contemporaries and to introduce them to new generations.