Vitruvius in modern Athens. Aspects of the Athenian architecture
This book is a small photographic essay about Athens. Art books usually have the character of somewhat brutal cataloguing; this is because their form usually promotes the presentation of a linear, almost constitutional narrative that to some extent enervates the text on the alter of presenting evolutionary similar architectural compositions; I would refrain from constructing something like that, however. Thus, in the present publication the reader will have the opportunity to approach issues defying homogenization and will therefore have the chance to examine disparate elements of Athenian architecture: from a 1930s atrium in Vassilissis (Queen) Olgas Avenue to an example of Brutalism in the Zografou area. This admixture is not an idiosyncratic conception, but rather a necessity, because Athens may be one today, but its architectures are many more.
Iraklis Karabatos was born in Athens (1991). He is a PhD research in the field of Architecture (National Technical University of Athens). His PhD research examines the role of gravity in the Roman Architecture. He is the writer of the book: Elements of Roman Aesthetics: An introduction to the philosophy of Roman Art” (2020)