[ Photographer Cornelis de Vries ]
The island of Nisyros in the Dodecanese is known primarily to geologists and nature lovers for its spectacular volcano. Unknown to most are its remarkable living history, verdant countryside, and the architecture of its four beautiful ancient settlements, which have no other place in the Aegean to envy.
Yet, the adverse living conditions on the island have been a blessing in disguise, for Nisyros stands before us beautiful and intact. This book guides the reader through the remarkable history of Nisyros, revealing numerous new facts and sites, examines the indigenous architecture and the increasing tendencies toward social and urban disintegration, and charts a way forward that respects the spirit of the 'new traditional' architecture and urbanism that is gaining ground around the world.
379 colour and 191 b/w photographs, 23 drawings hardback.