Thessaloniki: The Future of the Past 1912-2012 (Paperback)
The album which was published by Kapon Editions in 2012, on the occasion of the centenary of the liberation of Thessaloniki, documents, with unexpected material, the city's universe, conveying the nuances of its Byzantine heritage and enhancing aspects of the contemporary western megalopolis. The text and the numerous images bring memory to life and highlight the momentous changes Thessaloniki has undergone in the course of the last one hundred years. The contributors to the book do not confine themselves to chronologically enumerating the most important events in the city's history. On the contrary, they attempt a synthesis of Thessaloniki's many facets, its public image and its urban culture, without strictly following the perspective of one specific discipline - historical, sociological, architectural or other. In other words, the book 'stages' from a fresh viewpoint, more attractive in the reader's eyes, moments of the past of a city which today seems to be lacking an identity.