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Athens : from the Classical period to the present day (5th century B.C.-A.D. 2000)

Author: M Korres; Charalampos Bouras
Publisher: New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This impressive volume was written to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Athens. The chapters, by scholars who are affiliated with institutions in Greece, give the history of Athens from the classical period through the present. Architecture, sculpture, philosophy, urban development and planning, and Byzantine art and architecture receive extensive treatment in separate chapters.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Athens.
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press, 2003
(OCoLC)662579703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Korres; Charalampos Bouras
ISBN: 1584560916 9781584560913
OCLC Number: 50235111
Description: x, 521 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Athenian classical architecture / M. Korres --
Great sculpture in fifth-century Athens / Angelos Delivorrias --
Athenian democracy / M.B. Sakellariou --
Philosophy in Athens (from Anaxagoras to Damascius) / Linos G. Benakis --
Planning and architecture in Hellenistic Athens / Charalambos Bouras --
Urban development and monumental buildings in Athens under Augustus and Hadrian / Alkistis Spetsieri-Choremi --
Athens from late antiquity to the Turkish conquest / Maria Kazanaki-Lappa --
Middle Byzantine Athens: planning and architecture / Charalambos Bouras --
Mosaics and wall-paintings in Byzantine and Postbyzantine churches in Athens / Nano Chatzidakis --
The rediscovery of Athens by artist travelers / Fani-Maria Tsigakou --
From the 19th to the 21st century: metamorphoses of archaeological landscape in Athens / Fani Mallouchou-Tufano --
The antiquities of Athens through the eyes of foreign travelers / Martin Kreeb --
The founding of modern Athens: the new city plan and urban development / Manos Biris --
The formation of Athenian neoclassicism / Georgios A. Panetsos --
Public interest in modern architecture in Athens between the wars / Panayotis Tournikiotis --
Contemporary architecture in Athens / Dimitris Philippidis --
Athens today / Nikos Vatopoulos.
Responsibility: contributors, Manolis Korres [and others]. ; editorial committee, Charalambos Bouras [and others] ; English translation supervised by Timothy Cullen.

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This impressive volume was written to commemorate the 2004 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Athens. The chapters, by scholars who are affiliated with institutions in Greece, give the history of Athens from the classical period through the present. Architecture, sculpture, philosophy, urban development and planning, and Byzantine art and architecture receive extensive treatment in separate chapters.

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