Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205045171982Tile and Ceramic Art in terms of Central Asian Anatolian Relations IElective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to present the development of Turkish tile and ceramic art from Middle Asia to Anatolia by the means of material, pattern, composition and color and also to determine the reflections of cultural relations on this art.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Aygül UÇAR
Learning Outcomes
1To learn the place of tile and ceramic in history of Turkish Art.
2The rise of tile and ceramic in Turkish culture and to learn the first examples.
3To determine the Middle Asia and Anatolia relations in Turkish tile and ceramic.
4To learn the technical and developmental stages of Turkish tile and ceramic.
5To establish cultural relations between Turkish tile
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Tile and ceramic has an important part in Turkish Art. Middle Asia tile and ceramic art which forms the basis of Anatolian tile and ceramic art also has rich samples in architecture and hand crafts as well. This course includes examination of Middle Asian developmental samples of tile and ceramic from the perspective of technique, material, pattern, composition which came to Anatolia by tradition. Such an examination is aimed to compare similar and different aspects of Middle Asian and Anatolian tiles and ceramics in order to determine the relations in between and reflections to the culture.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Invention of wheel: First examples of tile and ceramic in history of culture.
2Tile and ceramic as the most important material of archaeological foundings.
3Form clay to use: outlines of production stages of tile and ceramic.
4Tile and ceramic in Islamic Art.
5Byzantium ceramics.
6Spreading areas of tile-ceramic in Islamic Art and cultural interactions.
7First examples of tile-ceramic in Turks.
9Karahanlı (Karakhanid), Gazneli (Ghaznavid) and Great Seljukian ceramics; cultural interactions in techniques used and decorative compositions.
10Use of tile in Karahanlı (Karakhanid), Gazneli (Ghaznavid) and Great Seljukian architecture.
11Use of glazed tile and tiles of mosaic technique in architecture; early examples in Asia.
12Tiles and ceramics of Minai technique, their spreading area, cultural interactions in their patterns and compositions.
13Tiles and ceramics of Lüster and underglaze techniques.
14Tiles of scratching technique (sigrafito) and their spreading areas.
15Transfer and reflections of tile and ceramic that developed in pre-Anatolian Turkish Art to Anatolian Turkish Art.
Recommended or Required Reading
Anadolu’da Türk Devri Çini ve Seramik Sanatı (Ed. G. ÖNEY, Z. ÇOBANLI), İstanbul,2007. ARIK, Rüçhan, Kubad Abad, İstanbul, 2000. ÖNEY, Gönül; Ceramic Tiles in Islamic Architecture, İstanbul 1987. ÖNEY, Gönül; Anadolu Selçuklu Mimari Süslemesi ve El Sanatları, Ankara 1988. ÖZKUL FINDIK, Nurşen, İznik Roma Tiyatrosu Kazı Buluntuları (1980-1995) Arasındaki Osmanlı Seramikleri, Ankara, 2001. YETKİN, Şerare; Anadolu’da Türk Çini Sanatının Gelişmesi, İstanbul 1986. YETKİN, Şerare; “Anadolu Selçukluları’nın Mimari Süslemelerinde Büyük Selçuklulardan Gelen Bazı Etkiler”, Sanat Tarihi Yıllığı, S.II, İstanbul 1968, 36-48. ÇORUHLU, Yaşar, “Karahanlı Devri Orta Asya Türk Seramik Sanatı Üzerine”, Arkeoloji ve Sanat, S. 118, İstanbul, 2004, s.86-103.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Attending Lectures155
Individual Study for Homework Problems14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5945
Individual Study for Final Examination14456
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO13 3 5  5
LO2 5      
LO3  44 4  
LO445    4 
LO5 5     4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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