Introduction

Odysseus Elytis

Poet, Nobel Prize Winner

THE AEGEAN, Epicenter of Greek Civilization

SKU: 9602040122
€82.00Price
  • Details

    456 pages

    379 color and 191 black & white photographs, 23 drawing

    hardback with cardboard coverbox, 30x25 cm

  • Description

    A collection of eleven essays provides an assesúsment of the influence the Aegean world has exerted upon Greek art and civilization throughúout the ages. Eleven authors, all leading experts in their fields of history, literature and art, highlight important aspects of the Aegean world in texts that combine up-to-date scholarship with a lively re-evaluation of philosophy, architecture, sculpture painting, etc. The book's most engaging quality, however, is the manner in which it attempts to convey a vivid image of the Aegean Sea and the civilization that flourished on its islands.

    Illustrated throughout with unique, often full page aerial photographs and drawings, the volume brilliantly captures the essence of Greek civilization and constitutes a lively introduction to the history of the Aegean world. It also provides a comprehensive study and evaluation of its many aspects and succeeds in establishing it as a point of reference for Western culture.

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  • Contents

    Publisher' s Preface

    Odysseus Elytis                                                                                             Draft for an introduction to the Aegean World

    Nikow Svoronos                                                                                                      A retrospective of Aegean history

    Manolis Andronicos                                                                                       The contribution of the Aegean islands to the artistic development of the ancient world

    Charalambos Bouras                                                                                     Byzantine architecture in the Aegean

    Myrtali Acheimastou-Potamianou                                                                   Byzantine art in the Aegean

    Charalambos Bouras                                                                                     Architecture and town-planning in the traditional settlements of the Aegean 

    Anastasios Tzamtzis                                                                                           Shipping, a brief consideration through the ages

    Angelos Delivorrias                                                                                                                    Traditional art on the Aegean islands

    Lambros Liavas                                                                                             The early Aegean and its contribution to the development of Western Thought

    Yiorgos Yiatromanolakis                                                                                 The Aegean and Greek literature

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