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The Athenian Walk and the Historic Site of Athens (English language edition)
Second edition

By Alexander Papageorgiou-Venetas

The Athenian Walk and the Historic Site of Athens (English language edition)
Hardback, 220 pages £60.00
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9789606878213
Format: 310mm x 250mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Architecture, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Cultural and Social Studies, History

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

The book is a chronicle of visits made to the Acropolis by Greeks and foreigners in the 19th and 20th century, and investigates various subjects: How did successive generations of Greek and foreign visitors experience the shrine of the Acropolis? What course did they follow on their way to the monuments? And how far did they respect the ancient access routes? How was the new "Athenian Walk" created, fulfilling an urban-design vision born at the same time as modern Athens in 1833?

The book is written in an elegant yet readily understood style, embellished with rare drawings and photographs, reminding us that in life, as in art, the "journey is the end".

English language edition. 218 colour illustrations.

C O N T E N T S

 

PREFACE

PREAMBLE

 

THE HISTORIC SITE OF ATHENS

THE CULTURAL-ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA OF ATHENS

THE CENTRAL AREA AROUND THE ACROPOLIS IN THE 19th CENTURY

DESTINIES OF THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE

MODERN BUILDING ACTIVITIES

THOMAS MAWSON’S PLAN (1914-1919

CONSTANTIN BIRIS’ PLAN (1946)

AGORA EXCAVATIONS AND LANDSCAPING

THE “PLAKA” DISTRICT. ATHENS OLD TOWN

THE PHOTIADIS’ GROUP PROPOSALS (1979)

THE PRESENT SITUATION IN THE HISTORIC AREA

FUTURE PERSPECTIVES. THE CREATION OF THE CULTURAL-ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

AN OUTLINE OF THE SECTORS OF THE CULTURAL-ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA            

 

THE ACROPOLIS APPROACH. A HISTORIC RETROSPECT

A VIRTUAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ACROPOLIS AND THE CITY 

THE APPROACH TO THE ACROPOLIS FROM THE CITY. A BRIEF HISTORY

THE APPROACH TO THE MONUMENTS FROM NEARBY.

THE WORK OF DIMITRIS PIKIONIS (1954-1957)

 

THE ATHENIAN WALK

A “LASTING POSSESSION” OF THE CITY

NEW MONUMENTAL ACCESS TO THE ACROPOLIS

THE ATHENIAN WALK. MAIN ISSUES

THE ATHENIAN WALK. AN ITINERARY

THE ATHENIAN WALK. PLANNING, EXECUTION, GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS:

An exploratory discussion

 

THE HISTORIC SPACE EXPERIENCE

THE VISIT TO ATHENS AND THE ACROPOLIS IN THE PAST

THE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE IN THE HISTORIC SETTING OF ATHENS TODAY

BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS IN THE HISTORIC AREA

THE ACROPOLIS EXPERIENCE. MEANING AND MODALITIES

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

ALEXANDROS PAPAGEORGIOU-VENETAS - Architect and Historian of Urban Design,
Professor in the University of Leuven in Belgium



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 220 pages
ISBN:
 9789606878213
Format:
 310mm x 250mm
215 color illus.

BIC Code:
 1DVG, AMVD, AMX, HB, HBLA1
BISAC Code:
  ARC005000, ARC010000, HIS000000, HIS002000, HIS039000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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