Greek Traditional Architecture (Vol. 1, Melissa Publishing House, 1983) by Dimitri Philippides studies traditional settlement and vernacular buildings in Greece. Volume 1 covers Eastern Aegean, Sporades, and Ionian Islands.
Greek traditional architecture is from a period roughly comprising five centuries (15th to 20th cens.) uniting medieval Hellenism with the present, a valuable point of reference in the quest for modern Greek identity. The objective of this publication is the gathering together of scattered material, including the presentation of material which has been unpublished up till now, so as to give as complete a picture as possible of traditional architecture, thus contributing to the appreciation and the preservation of the architectural wealth of Greece. The subject of this study is the traditional settlement as an entity, as well as the isolated secular monuments included there in, excluding the ecclesiastical buildings and any neoclassical structures built roughly after the middle of the 19th century.
– Dimitri Philippides, Greek Traditional Architecture (Vol. 1, Melissa Publishing House, 1983), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book has been richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean without any markings, and the binding is fine. The book comes in a cardboard casing, which has protected the covers. There are only some minor signs of shelf wear and use.