The book explores the buildings and architects of modern greece ranging from nineteenth century neoclassical edifices to minimalist contemporary works and urban renewal projects. The architecture of the modern greek cities especially the old centres old towns is mostly influenced either by the ottoman or the venetian architecture two forces that dominated the greek space from the early modern period. Alexander tzonis and alcestis p rodis account of greece in reaktion books extensive modern architecture in history series is well researched from wide ranging archival material beautifully illustrated and knowingly written from what seems like an insiders perspective. The insert in my review copy of greece modern architectures in history listed 1 may 2013 as its publication date even if unintentional 1 may makes a fitting date for introducing this engaged study. The remains of antiquity define greek architecture in the popular imagination but greek edifices encompass far more than these ancient structures offered here is a comprehensive survey of modern greek architecture of the past hundred plus years the book explores the buildings and architects of
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