This republished, rare 1938 volume on “Papandreou Schools” of Interwar Greece, is a unique documentation of the modern Greek architecture in the 1930s, as well as of the major modernization attempt in the field of education by Venizelos government (1928-1932), with the erection of thousands of school units throughout the country. The present edition, which has a special significance for the social history, vividly showcases the modern Greek architectural contribution on the occasion of the international celebration of the 100 years since the foundation of the Bauhaus Movement in 1919.

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    Τhe movement of modern architecture makes its appearance in Greece in the 1930s. Among its manifestations are modernist flats, hospitals, industrial buildings, and houses in the center and suburbs of cities. Nonetheless, the most important achievement of this movement in Greece is the erection of new school units during the second tenure of Venizelos’ government, after 1930. A characteristic example of the modernization policy implemented by Venizelos, the more than 3.000 schools erected throughout Greece became flagships of knowledge as well as social hubs, where many generations of young Greeks received their education.

    This project was carried out by the technical services of the Ministry of Education, that is from a public organization which undertook the planning and implementation of the largest school building project in Europe during the Interwar period. The result is documented in the unique book on the modern architecture movement in Greece during the 1930s, that appeared in 1938, edited by the architect Patroclos Karantinos. This valuable and hard-to-find book is being republished on the occasion of the International Conference “The Bauhaus in Greece”, held in Athens in May 2019. The publication of this volume is exclusively granted by Stavros Niarchos Foundation 

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    Weight 2000 g
    Dimensions 24.5 × 30 cm
    Language

    Greek

    Binding

    Pages 352
    Images 440
    Drawings 240
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PATROCLUS KARANTINOS. Edited and introducted by ANDREAS GIACUMACATOS

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This republished, rare 1938 volume on “Papandreou Schools” of Interwar Greece, is a unique documentation of the modern Greek architecture in the 1930s, as well as of the major modernization attempt in the field of education by Venizelos government (1928-1932), with the erection of thousands of school units throughout the country. The present edition, which has a special significance for the social history, vividly showcases the modern Greek architectural contribution on the occasion of the international celebration of the 100 years since the foundation of the Bauhaus Movement in 1919.

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