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THE CONTEMPORARY (GREEK) CITY

Pages
300
Weight
1,3 kg
Dimensions
25 x 31,5 cm
€35

Overview

The project of Metapolis, organized by Yorgos Simeoforidis and myself, and the “network” of a younger generation of architects and visual artists around it, was depicted in two publications aiming at a critical approach to contemporary urban culture and the cities in which it was unfolding: Metapolis 1, After-The-City of 1997 ans the present book M2001, The Contemporary (Greek) City of 2001. (An integral part of the project was the book Landscapes of Modernization, Greek Architecture 1960s and 1990s of 1999. As we mentioned in the introduction to the first edition, seventeen years ago, these publications were realized amid the “explosion of the discussion on the city in Greece”, when “critical issues in reference to the configuration of the contemporary urban landscape of most Greek cities and especially of Athens” were being registered. 

Extract from the introduction to the second edition by Yannis Aesopos.