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Seller: ancientgifts ✉️ (5,282) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 381911802350 Most Beautiful Villages Greece Islands Peloponnese Arkadia Cyclades Epiros Ionia. The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece by Mark Ottaway (Author) and Hugh Palmer (Photographer). NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1998). Pages: 224. Size: 12¾ x 10¼ x 1 inch; 4 pounds. Summary: The loveliest villages created by the indomitable Greek spirit, all set in a landscape of overwhelming magnificence. From the terra cotta and ocher of the Ionian Islands to the brilliant blues and whites of the Aegean, the villages of Greece and its islands are incomparable. The variety of village life and buildings springs from a multitude of histories and influences, yet these towns are all, in their separate ways, quintessentially Greek. From north to south through the mainland and the Peloponnese, from west to east through the islands, there is a mixture of intimacy and grandeur. The Ionian Islands are home to belfried churches, pitched tile roofs, and porticoes, reflecting years of Venetian rule. The flat-roofed white houses of the Cyclades, startling against the blue Aegean Sea, seem to express the very essence of Greece. And there are many other gems as well, with ancient temples, sandy bays, and cobbled paths. 285 full-color photographs CONDITION: NEW. NEW (but slightly "shopworn" hardcover with dustjacket. Thames & Hudson (1998) 224 pages From the inside the book is pristine; the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and unambiguously unread. From the outside the book is is clean and without significant blemish, however as is more often the case than not with such massive books, the dustjacket and covers do evidence very mild edge and corner shelfwear. In particular the dustjacket spine head and the upper open corner of the front cover show mild rubbing. The spine head at the back cover side also has a very short (1/2 inch) closed, neatly mended edge tear. We repaired the edge tear from the underside of the dustjacket, and so it is not a prominent blemish. The covers are clean and undamaged but likewise evidence very mild edgewear. Large, heavy books like this are awkward to handle and so tend to get dragged across and bumped into book shelves as they are shelved and re-shelved, so it is not uncommon to see accelerated edge and corner shelfwear to both the dustjacket and covers of such huge, heavy books. With that in mind, the overall condition of the book is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment (such as Barnes & Noble, or B. Dalton, for example) wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8116a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: From the terracotta and ocher of the Ionian Islands to the brilliant blue and white of the Aegean, the beautiful villages of Greece and its islands are incomparable. The variety of village life and building springs from a multitude of histories and influences, yet these villages are all, in their separate ways, quintessentially Greek. Here, then, are the loveliest villages created by the indomitable Greek spirit, all set in a landscape of overwhelming magnificence. We travel in the mountains of the mainland and the Pelion peninsula, land of the mythical Centaurs. Stone-walls and overhanging wood-framed balconies betray a Turkish influence. In the southern Peloponnese are the Maniot villages and their characteristic tower houses, built by warring families the better to pursue their vendettas. From north to south through the mainland and the Peloponnese, from west to east through the islands, the mixture of intimacy and grandeur continues. The Ionian Islands are home to belfried churches, pitched tile roofs, porticoes and colonnades, testimonies to years of Venetian rule. In contrast the flat-roofed white houses of the Cyclades, startling against the blue Aegean Sea, seem to express the very essence of Greece. Other islands mirror an international trading and shipping tradition such as Chios whose substantial country mansions were left by the Genoese. REVIEW: From the green, terracotta and ochre of the Ionian Islands in the west, to the brilliant blue and white of the Aegean, the villages of Greece and its islands present a picture of incomparable beauty. The variety of village life and building springs from a multitude of histories and influences, often accompanied by foreign occupation. Yet this variety cannot disguise the fact that these villages are all, in their separate ways, an expression of Greekness, one of the most durable ideals in history. Captured here are the most beautiful villages created by that indomitable spirit. This title is complete with appendices of useful information for the traveller and now available in a new compact format, "The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece and the Greek Islands" presents a fabulous picture of a village culture largely lost to other countries of Europe, but loved by many visitors each year. REVIEW: Mark Ottaway was formerly chief travel writer for the Sunday Times of London. Hugh Palmer is one of Britain's leading photographers of architecture and gardens. His books include The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece, The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence, and The Most Beautiful Villages of Ireland. TABLE OF CONTENTS The Mainland. The Peloponnese: Arkadia, Messinia, Lakonia, The Mani, Pelion, Epiros, Evritania. he Islands – The Cyclades, Other Aegean Islands: The Dodecanese, Chios, The Argo-Saronic, The Ionian. A Traveller’s Guide. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: The variety of village life in Greece and its islands springs from a multitude of histories and influences. Yet the villages are all, in their separate ways, an expression of Greekness, one of the most durable ideals in history. This book captures the most beautiful examples. REVIEW: Complete with appendices of information for the traveler, The Most Beautiful Villages of Greece presents a fabulous picture of a village culture largely lost to other countries of Europe, but loved by many visitors each year. REVIEW: Organized geographically, this handsome oversize picture book is an illustrated portrait of Greece. Hundreds of color photographs accompany lively essays by the chief travel writer for the London Sunday Times. Part of a popular series, it also contains maps and a travel guide. REVIEW: The loveliest villages created by the indomitable Greek spirit, all set in a landscape of overwhelming magnificence. REVIEW: Readers will be reminded that…there remains soothing pleasures to the simpler, slow-to change rhythms of village life. [Passport Magazine]. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This book with its 285 magnificent color pictures takes the reader on a journey through mainland Greece and its islands. The introduction contains a history of Greece from the earliest times. The book is divided into sections for the mainland, including the Peloponnese: Arkadia, Messinia, Lakonia and The Mani, and Pelion, Epiros and Evritania. The second section covers the islands like the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Chios and the Argo - Saronic. A small map covers every section. The book includes a traveler's guide with a map of Greece, sections on festivals and holidays, hotels, restaurants and food, and concludes with a bibliography. This stunning book reveals a glorious picture of Greek village culture in its attractive photographs and engaging text. It is the perfect guide for prospective travelers of for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the charming village life of modern Greece. REVIEW: Apart from a couple of oversized art books I'm not usually a purchaser of 'coffee table books' but I'm so pleased that I was tempted by this one. Greece is such a beautiful country you could point a camera almost anywhere and come away with a stunning image and the photos in this book are exceptionally good. The actual title though is a little misleading as a number of pictures are of general landscapes or of architectural details, a less specific title such as 'The Beauty of Greece and her Villages' might have been more accurate, but that is just a small niggle on my part. Not all the islands are covered, though I was pleased that one of my personal favorites lovely but small Nisyros is included and the pictures of two islands I've not been to yet, Symi and Chios, were so alluring that they are now on my wish list of places to visit. REVIEW: This is a beautifully illustrated work of village scenery chosen from among the many islands of Greece and various locations on the mainland, often away from the standard tourist route. If you are a Greek enthusiast from the northern latitudes this is just the book to leaf through on some dreary winter's day and dream of warm suns and seas and the essence of your last and forthcoming return trip. It is a coffee table tome and has good descriptive sections of the regions covered but above all the pictures remain the prime joy and refreshment of memories. Sadly there is so much more that could have been included and as a lover of Crete, I feel the 'Big Island' was less well favored. Nevertheless for me, pure nostalgia. REVIEW: I love the whites and blues of the hillside villages overlooking the Mediterranean. This book is an inspiration for a quality of life that we simply don't have in the US. Simplicity is an art in these wonderful villages and homes we are allowed to explore in this wonderful book. Flowers abound. Life is wonderful. This book is something to treasure until you get your chance to see it for yourself REVIEW: After recently visiting some of the places pictured in this book...I find the book to be just wonderful! Regardless of the publishing year, this book stands the test of time... the colors are vivid and there are a lot of interesting articles. This can be a helpful tool if you are planning a vacation to Greece or if you just want to learn a little more about the beautiful villages there. REVIEW: Breathtaking photographs that would convince anyone to travel to these villages. Excellent source of information pertaining to the photos as well. REVIEW: This would make a very nice gift or to keep as a table book. The photographs are lovely and the descriptions are substantive but not copious. REVIEW: This book makes me want to fly over to Greece right now. It is such a lovely book, with beautiful photos!! A must for anyone who has gone or is planning to go to Greece! REVIEW: Fabulous book. Love the descriptions, and photos. I am enjoying it so much. REVIEW: Stunning photos. As a recent visitor to Greece I wanted more photos than I took and this will fill that need. REVIEW: All of the books in the “Most Beautiful Villages” series are superb, and this is no exception. Wonderful! REVIEW: This is a great coffee table book! The photography is just beautiful and there is information given for the villages profiled REVIEW: Wonderful - makes me feel homesick and I am not Greek!! REVIEW: Great book with some beautiful pictures of great country REVIEW: Five stars! What a fabulous book! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). However this book is quite heavy, and it is too large to fit into a flat rate mailer. Therefore the shipping costs are somewhat higher than what is otherwise ordinary. There is a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." 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