Title: Palaces in Greece
Author: Maro Kardamitsi - Adami
Photographs: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
There were palaces in Greece from prehistory. The first palaces were undoubtedly those inhabited by the twelve gods on Mount Olympos, but no trace of these would appear to have survived. Much more is known about the palaces at Knossos, Phaestos, Mycenae and Tiryns.
The publication of this study by Professor Maro Kardamitsi - Adami, which was undertaken by Melissa Publications with the support and cooperation of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece.
A significant number of the drawings included in this study come from the old and varied collections that, together, formed King George I's personal archive and which were brought together to form a museum in their own right before World War Two. When this museum ceased to operate, the material was handed over in perpetuity to the National Historical Museum to be safeguarded, studied and displayed in conjunction with the Museums wealth of other exhibits.
This book is especially useful because it furnishes a picture of the plans and aspirations of the royal court and supplements our knowledge of the rationale underlying official architectural programmes in Greece, primarily during the 19th century.
This volume includes what the author believes to be the first detailed accounts of L.Lange's unimplemented design for King Otto's palace, Christian Hansen's proposal for the country palace of George I, also unrealised, the designs for the palaces on Petalioi and at Tatoi by E. Ziller and E H Piat, another unidentified proposal for the palace in Piraeus and Ziller's drawings for the Crown Princes palace (now the Presedential Mansion).
The book is in good condition throughout.
The book has grey boards and grey impressed lettering to the spine.
The dust jacket is in good condition but has wear along the upper and lower edges on the front and rear cover and also to the spine.