Author: Özge Eda Köse
Fatma Selva Suman, “The Silent City: Reading Tomb Structures at the Latin
Catholic Cemetery in Feriköy”, İstanbul İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, PhD Thesis 2019.
This study focuses on the Feriköy Latin Catholic Cemetery through a stylistic reading of its
funerary monuments. A survey of the translocation of European cemeteries is followed by an
overview of the expropriation of the Grands-Champs des Morts and history of Catholic
cemeteries in the city. The catalogue is framed as an analysis of stylistic features of 172 tombs. Symbolic elements are also explained in their specific context. The study aims to relate stylistic assessments of tombs at the Feriköy cemetery to cultural identities of the Catholic community in Istanbul within the framework of architectural transformations in the urban environment.