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NATIONAL IDENTITY AND ARCHITECTURE OF NUR-SULTAN
Corresponding Author(s) : Assiya Saidovna Galimzhanova
Humanities & Social Sciences Reviews,
Vol. 7 No. 5 (2019): September
Purpose of the study: To discuss the architectural appearance of the new capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, to present a close study of the architecture of Kazakhstan in the view of national identity concept, provide a deep analysis of the main tendencies in the architecture construction as well as the general mainstream in the architecture complex of Nur-Sultan city.
Methodology: The survey is based on traditional methods suitable for the research of architecture and some composite methods that are on the crossroads of architecture and other sciences, like semantics, etymology, ethnography, history, etc. Such methods have been applied as the analysis of structural and tectonic systems as the relationship of function and form, analysis of proportions, comparison method, and etymological methods.
Main Findings: The article concentrates on the various facets of national manifestations in the architecture of their-Sultan city, rose the problems of artistic interpretations of the national codes of consciousness in the architecture of individual masters.The semantic content in the form of national features of figurative expression is comprehended mainly only through additional explanations of the authors’ projects.
Applications of this study: The study may be used by architects and everyone interested in the questions of national identity within the field of architecture, especially its representation in Nur-Sultan (previously called Astana) city. The urgency of the problem is connected with the entire historical context of the region's development, therefore, new aesthetics must incorporate timeless spiritual values and rely on traditional cultural codes.
Novelty/Originality of this study: Such a kind of study was firstly conducted with application to the Nur-Sultan city with the declared point of view and methods of considering the architecture of the urban environment of Nur-Sultan as a representation of the national identity concept.
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