The Executive Board of the Association of Greek Art Historians (EEIT) is pleased to announce the publication of the volume Art History in Greece: Selected Essays, edited by Evgenios D. Matthiopoulos, Athens: Melissa Publishing House, 2018.
The volume was conceived in relation to the Art History Festival 2018 (Festival de l’Histoire de l’art 2018), which takes place at Fontainebleau in France and this year honors Greece as its guest country. In view of Greece’s participation in the festival, EEIT initiated the publication of a collection of essays addressed specifically to the international community. The volume offers a concise overview of the discipline of art history in Greece: a history of its inception, its institutional development and current trends in the field. It includes essays by Nikos Daskalothanassis, Evgenios D. Matthiopoulos, Lefteris Spyrou, Areti Adamopoulou, and Aris Sarafianos on the history of the art historical discipline and relative studies in Greece as well as the historiography of Greek art history. It also includes a brief history of EEIT written by Annie Kontogiorgi and Angeliki Pollali.
The volume will be presented as part of the Art Book Fair of the Art History Festival at Fontainebleau, June 1-3, 2018 and it will be available from Melissa Publishing House. It will soon also be available at the Melissa Bookstore in Athens and other bookstores in Greece and abroad.