Book DescriptionNow for the first time in paperback, this classic provides a dramatic visual and written introduction to the land, people, culture, and history of Greece.
Greece is a legendary destination, and anyone who has once fallen under its spell dreams of returning again and again. GREECE: LAND OF LIGHT captures the essence of Greeceits striking sea and landscape, its peoples, its culture and history, and its ancient monuments.
In the stark light of the Greek sun, colors become so pure and clear that they are almost audible. From the tip of the Peloponnese to the remote mountain villages of the far north to the islands of the Aegean, Brukoffs brilliant color images and Gage's evocative words delineate the heart of Greece. Included are the great classical ruins, Byzantine monasteries, colorful fishing villages, chairs at outdoor tavernas, octopus drying in the sun like laundry, and the ubiquitous catsthe vivid details that each traveler takes home as a memory.
Gages insightful essays on the turbulent history of Greece, its myths and beliefs, life in the villages, the age-old wisdom and spirit of the Greek people, and above all, "Greeces unearthly, spiritual, almost holy light" are a passionate tribute to an extraordinary country.