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H 290 x W 205 mm

202 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white

Published Mar 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784913113

Digital: 9781784913120

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Greece; Athens; Post-medieval; Early Modern; History; Urbanism; Refugees; Urban development

Athens from 1920 to 1940

A true and just account of how History was enveloped by a modern City and the Place became an Event

By Dimitris N. Karidis

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During the short interwar period of the early 20th century, Athens entered into a process of meteoric urban transformation which gave her a unique place among European capital cities of the time.



Preface; 1 The economic, social and political context of urban development in Greece, 1920-1940; 2 The construction of a modern city: ‘L’Athènes de l’avenir’, by T. H. Mawson; 3 The 4th CIAM and the ‘Charter of Athens’, or, a parallel view of Athens and the story of Narcissus; 4 Archaeological excavations at the ancient agora. Urban Metamorphosis and the Diegesis of History; 5 Aspects of urban infrastructure strengthening the role of the capital city; 6 On the refugees from Asia Minor in 1922; 7 Epilogue on inter-war Athens. A ‘View of Athens’, by N. Hadjikyriakos-Ghika (1940)