Athens’ 19th and 20th Century Nostalgic Beauty Through Photos



Loring Hall, 1940. Archive of the American School of Classical Studies
Loring Hall. 1940. Photo: The American School of Classical Studies’ Archive

“The most beautiful buildings are situated in Athens. A recording program of the period 1830-1940” photography exhibition will be inaugurated on Thursday, September 17, at the Visitors Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Faliro, southern Athens, running through Wednesday, September 30, 2015.

The display, showcasing a total of 85 photographs of private and public buildings of various functions and great architectural significance that were documented within the ambitious three-year urban research project “Recording and Promotion of the 19th and 20th century buildings in Athens,” is carried out with financial support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Athens at the  late 1950's. From the archive of Nikos Kalogeras
Athens. Late 1950’s. Photo: Nikos Kalogeras’s Archive

Archaeologists Irini Gratsia and Stelios Lekakis, as well as architects Georgia Gomopoulou, Giorgos Ninos, Foteini Belliou and Zannis Pittakidis are among the main cosponsors of the exhibition that is organized by MONUMENTA, a non-profit civil company for the protection of the natural and architectural heritage of Greece and Cyprus, in cooperation with various Athenian organizations and several enthusiastic volunteers.

Photo: Monumenta
Photo: Monumenta

Info
Thursday, September 17 – Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Free admission at the SNFCC Visitors Center
Tel.: (+30) 210-8778396/8
Email: [email protected]

Scientific Advisors Of The Project: El. Maistru (Professor NTUA), A. Simeon (architector – urban planner), G. Tzirtzilakis (Professor of Architecture University of Volos), P. Tournikiotis (Professor NTUA).