First Ed. Edition
by Richard Economakis (Editor)
Since its formation in 1975, the Committee for the Restoration of the Acropolis Monuments has painstakingly studied the ancient monuments. It has charted every architectural feature and proceeded with its controversial programme of restoring the structures as far as the corpus of collected fragments would permit, going as far as incorporating new marble where deemed necessary for the support of the assembled elements. This book presents a compilation of the joint efforts by the specially-appointed architects and archaeologists who have been involved in the new restoration effort. Essays by chief restorers, Dr Manolis Korres, Tesos Tauoulos, and A. Papanikoloov chart the progress of the works and are followed by an analysis of the philosophy behind the new interventions by Dr Charalombos Bouros and Cornelia Hadziaslani. One section, on international debate, raises the question of the nature and value of restorations today and internationally renowned archaeologists, historians and architects offer their thoughts on this topic, among them Oswyn Murray, David Watkin, Leon Krier, William Schofold and Demetri Porphyrios.