[ by Manolis Andronikos, Manolis Hatzidakis, Vassos Karageorgis ]
Ten of the greatest museums of Greece and their inexhaustible riches presented in one volume, with superb exclusive coloured photographs forming an incomparable collection of the most representative creations of Greek art throughout its long history. Works by the greatest creators of ancient, Byzantine and folk art, brought together in a memorable composition which projects the individual character of the museums and singles out the most important works of art in each collection, presented by Greek scholars of international repute. Mycenaean treasures, frescoes from Thera, unique examples of ancient sculpture and ceramics from the National Archaeological Museum, archaic Korai and famous sculptures from the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, pediments and metopes from the temple of Zeus at Olympia, mosaics from Pella, original works of Cypriot art from the Cyprus Museum, Minoan masterpieces from the Herakleion Museum, Byzantine icons and gold embroideries from the Byzantine Museum, historic relics and folk art from the Benaki Museum, presented in 442 magnificent new coloured illustrations that offer a breath-taking panorama of the history of Greek art in its long, dramatic course from the depths of prehistory to the post-Byzantine centuries.
440 colour illustrations.