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The Creation of Modern Athens : Planning the Myth - Eleni Bastea

The Creation of Modern Athens

Planning the Myth

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Published: 13th October 1999
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This is the first book to examine the urban development of Athens in the nineteenth century. Analysing the process of architectural and urban design as it was experienced and evaluated by architects and the public, Eleni Bastea reveals the multiple and often conflicting interpretations of the new city. By following two parallel processes - the building of the new capital and the construction of a new national Greek identity - Bastea demonstrates that Athens' elaborate urban design and civic architecture, although initiated by foreign-trained architects, reflected both international neo-classical ideals as well as the national aspirations of the modern Greek nation.

"...a beautifully made book..." Journal of Modern Greek Studies

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue : Finding Athens
Introductionp. 1
Athens, 1834p. 6
Modern Greece: Between History and Mythp. 15
"From Barbarity to Civilization": Planning the Modern Greek Statep. 43
Planning New Athensp. 69
After the Grand Designsp. 105
Building the Capitalp. 146
Fin-de-Siecle Athensp. 181
Appendixp. 217
Notesp. 225
Selected Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780521641203
ISBN-10: 0521641209
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th October 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.75