An anniversary album published to celebrate the centenary of Thessaloniki’s annexation to the Greek State. Magnificent photographs capture the city’s cosmopolitan character or enhance aspects of the contemporary western megalopolis. The texts invite the reader to enjoy the city through a new prism.

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    The album published by Kapon Editions, on the occasion of the centenary of the liberation of Thessaloniki, documents with unexpected material and from a fresh viewpoint the city’s universe, conveying the nuances of its Byzantine heritage and enhancing aspects of the contemporary western megalopolis. The text and the 150 images bring memory to life and highlight the momentous changes Thessaloniki has undergone in the course of the last one hundred years.

    The contributors to the book do not confine themselves to enumerating chronologically the most important events in the city’s history. On the contrary, they attempt a synthesis of Thessaloniki’s many facets, its public image and its urban culture, in the framework of the last century, without strictly following the perspective of one specific discipline – historical, sociological, architectural or other. Concurrently, they explore the social human geography of Thessaloniki, conveying a sense of the culture of the everyday.

    Author: Leon A. Nar (1974). Studied Classics and continued post-graduate studies, receiving a doctorate in Modern Greek Philology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2007). Author of the books: I the grandson of a Greek, the Thessaloniki of Nicola Sarkozy (in collaboration with Giorgos Anastasiadis and Christos Raptis), 25 Years of Ianos (anniversary publication) and Joseph Eliya, Complete Works. Columns by him have appeared in the newspaper Macedonia on Sunday (2006-2008). He currently teaches Greek at Anatolia College, Thessaloniki.

    Photographer: Yiorgos Yerolymbos (1973) Architect and Photographer with studies in Greece, France and Great Britain. Holds a doctorate in Art and Design from the University of Derby, U.K. (2007). His work has been presented in collective and solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and published in a number of books on Art and Architecture. He presently teaches in the Department of Architects-Engineers of the University of Thessaly

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    Weight 1000 g
    Dimensions 24.5 x 27.4 cm
    Binding

    Avaliable in

    Greek-English

    Pages 168
    Images 151
LEON A. NAR

Thessaloniki
The future of the past

34,80 27,84

An anniversary album published to celebrate the centenary of Thessaloniki’s annexation to the Greek State. Magnificent photographs capture the city’s cosmopolitan character or enhance aspects of the contemporary western megalopolis. The texts invite the reader to enjoy the city through a new prism.

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