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Author Bastéa, Eleni.

Title The creation of modern Athens : planning the myth / Eleni Bastéa
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000


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Description xix, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Athens, 1834 -- 2. Modern Greece: Between History and Myth -- 3. "From Barbarity to Civilization": Planning the Modern Greek State -- 4. Planning New Athens -- 5. After the Grand Designs -- 6. Building the Capital -- 7. Fin-de-Siecle Athens
Summary "The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth is the first book to examine the urban development of Athens in the nineteenth century. By following two parallel processes - the building of the new capital and the construction of a new national Greek identity - Bastea demonstrates that Athens's elaborate urban design and civic architecture, although initiated by foreign-trained architects, reflected both international neoclassical ideals as well as the national aspirations of the modern Greek nation."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: ( pages 265-273) and index
Subject City planning -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- 19th century.
Nationalism and architecture -- Greece -- Athens.
Athens (Greece) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
LC no. 99010717
ISBN 0521641209 hardcover