Articoli taggati con ‘archaeological exhibits’

Tafterjournal n. 72 - giugno 2014

Decorating the Athens Metro: a matter of culture or conventionality?

di Johannis Tsoumas

One of the most ambitious public works of modern Greece, which is still under development, is the Athens Metro. Such a great project for the biggest city of the country can be viewed and analyzed in many ways in terms of its overall construction. However, its decorative approach seen from an architectural, structural, cultural and artistic point of view is believed to constitute the most important analysis platform of its public aesthetic image. This is why the following article attempts to focus on the ways and reasons of the decorative applications of this practical, public utility work – if any – and discuss their controversial purposes and values.

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