Greek Design and Decoration: Three Centuries of Architectural Style by Dimitri Philippides, Dimitris Philippides |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Greek Design and Decoration: Three Centuries of Architectural Style

Greek Design and Decoration: Three Centuries of Architectural Style

5.0 1
by Dimitri Philippides, Dimitris Philippides
     
 
To thumb through the pages of this stunning volume is to experience the beauty and variety of Greek architectural decoration from around 1700 to the mid-20th century. Glorious color photographs reveal exquisite murals and reliefs, painted and tiled interiors and exteriors-and a wealth of rich, vibrant color. The text guides readers through the splendors of Greek

Overview

To thumb through the pages of this stunning volume is to experience the beauty and variety of Greek architectural decoration from around 1700 to the mid-20th century. Glorious color photographs reveal exquisite murals and reliefs, painted and tiled interiors and exteriors-and a wealth of rich, vibrant color. The text guides readers through the splendors of Greek architecture, while the close-up photographs-ranging from small, simple rural homes and churches to strikingly decorated mansions and public buildings-showcase the distinctive elements of Greek style and provide ideas for incorporating that style into today's homes. 458 photographs, 445 in full color, 9 5/8 x 11"

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Philippides (Mediterranean Houses: Greece) examines vernacular architectural decoration in Greek buildings, most particularly homes, during the three centuries surrounding the War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1827. His purpose is to deconstruct previous views of the history of architectural decoration and try to uncover the creators' intent, its importance to Greek society at the time, and the historical and cultural influences that provoked the vernacular Greek style. His writing tends to obscure the subject, but large interior design and architecture collections and those dealing with modern Greek history and culture will find this well-illustrated book useful.--Gayle Williamson, Fashion Inst. of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810966901
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
06/15/2000
Edition description:
1 ENG ED
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
9.85(w) x 11.33(h) x 1.22(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Greek Design and Decoration: Three Centuries of Architectural Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!