İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 7, Sayı 44  Nisan 2018  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

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Kutahya, one of the old settlements of Anatolia, is a city that has hosted many civilizations. It is possible to see the traces of these civilizations in the architectural structures that constitute the city texture of Kutahya. The aim of this research is the study of architectural constructions taht constitue the urban texture which is the concrete documents of the historical and cultural values of Kutahya, the application of the techniques of print making and the the analysis of these applications (artworks). This research is descriptive and qualitative. The research is limited with Kütahya Castle, Ulu Mosque, Balikli Mosque, Sadettin Mosque, Green Mosque, Cukur Cesme Masjid, Eğdemir Baths, Chinese Fountain, Germiyan Street, old Kutahya houses in the city center of Kutahya, the architectural structures that make up urban fabric and applications of these architectural structures with print making techniques (relief print making and intaglio print making techniques). Undergraduate and and graduate students of Dumlupınar University Faculty of Fine Arts, had been carrying out studies with print making techniques between 2012-2017 consitute the application examples of the research. From the 40 application studies conducted within the scope of the research, 18 artworks selected randomly were analyzed in terms of plastic and technical aspects. This research is important in terms of the definitions of the architectural structures that constitute the texture of the city where the students live, the importance of preservation and survival and the fact that these structures can be transferred to artistic practics. According to the results of the research, the architectural structures that contitute Kutahya’s urban texture in artistic practices are considered as subjects; it is beneficial fort he students to understand these constructions and significance of creating urban texture. In the application studies, the texture effect the structures with the print making techniques have been given successfully and realistic and abstract interpretations have been made.

Keywords: Print making, Kutahya, Urban Texture