BOOKS


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2016 ECOWEEK 2016: THE WORKSHOPS
Edited by E. Messinas. A compilation of a selection of ECOWEEK workshop projects since 2009 in Athens, Thessaloniki, Milano, Rome, Krakow, Belgrade, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Azaryia, Al-Wallajeh, and other cities.
   
2016 ECOWEEK: Book #1: 50 Voices for Sustainability
Edited by E. Messinas and D. Price
Articles and projects by 50 internationally acclaimed architects, landscape architects, environmental leaders, academics and students. website | read
   
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Οι Συναγωγές της Ελλάδος - The Synagogues of Greece
Εκδοτικός Οίκος Μέλισσα, Αθήνα - Melissa Publishing House, Athens
   
2013 ECOWEEK 2013: THE WORKSHOPS
Edited by E. Messinas. A compilation of a selection of ECOWEEK workshop projects since 2009 in Athens, Thessaloniki, Milano, Rome, Krakow, Belgrade, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Azaryia, Al-Wallajeh, and other cities. read
   
2013
The Synagogues of Greece: A Study of Synagogues in Macedonia and Thrace
Bloch Publishing Company, New York in association with Bowman & Cody Academic Publishing in 'The Sephardi and Greek Holocaust Library' of the Sephardic House in New York (ISBN 978-0-8197-0789-5 paperback)
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  The (new) Greek Holocaust Library Series Presenting from the new series by The American Sephardi Federation/Sephardic House - a series of five important books, that fills a serious lacuna in the tragic stories of the Holocaust. The books present a range of materials heretofore not available in English:

The Synagogues of Greece: A Study of Synagogues in Macedonia and Thrace Author: Elias V. Messinas Edited by: Samuel Gruber

The book provides two main themes:

First, it is detailed history of the synagogues of northern Greece (Macedonia and Thrace), from antiquity, through the Ottoman period, until modern Greece. Messinas has dug deep to collect information on all identifiable synagogues, some known only by name, and expanded his research to also include the communities that built them and used them throughout the ages, and the Jewish quarters that surrounded them.

The second theme of the book justifies the title The Synagogues of Greece, since it consists of a valuable portfolio of measured drawings - plans, elevations and section - of synagogues from all of the country, including the Peloponnese and the Islands. This section is a valuable comparative tool for understanding a modern country's Jewish architectural heritage. Published for The American Sephardi Federation (ASF) / Sephardic House by Bloch Publishing Company, Inc. in association with Bowman & Cody Academic Publishing.

More on the Greek Holocaust series here
   
2012 ECOWEEK 2012: BELGRADE
Archintention magazine dedicated a special issue on 'ECOWEEK 2012 in Belgrade' in cooperation with Ambijenti online magazine. Editor in Chief: Mirjana Uzelac Filipendin. With special contributor: Elias Messinas. read
   
2012 ECOWEEK 2012: THE WORKSHOPS
Edited by E. Messinas. A compilation of a selection of ECOWEEK workshop projects since 2009 in Athens, Thessaloniki, Milano, Krakow, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Azaryia, Al-Wallajeh, and other cities.. read
   
1999
Doctoral Dissertation:
The Synagogues in Greece, their architecture and relationship with the urban fabric and the Jewish quarter: Comparative study of the history and architecture of the synagogues in northern Greece, their location in the Jewish quarter and their relationship to the urban fabric (15th -20th century)

National Technical University of Athens, Greece - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. Professors: Yiorgos Sariyiannis, Doron Chen, Aleka Karadimou-Gerolympou.

The full text of the dissertation
 
1997
The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia
Gavrielides Editions, Athens, Greece (ISBN 960-336-010-4) 158 pages, 70 illustrations (black & white, color, maps and architectural plans), Bibliography, Glossary, Tables. Reprinted in 2000.
   
 
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  Citations of The synagogues of Salonika and Veroia
   
2016 Pallini,Cristina & Scaccabarozzi, Annalisa Riccarda, In Search of Salonika’s Lost Synagogues. An Open Question Concerning Intangible Heritage in Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History, issue 7 (04/16) read
   
Reviews of The synagogues of Salonika and Veroia
 
1998
Mazower, M. Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies 22, pp. 14-5
 
1998
Wigoder, G. The Jerusalem Post (10.7.98), p. 18
 
1998
Gruber, S. Jewish Heritage Report (vol. 1, nos. 3-4, winter 1997-8), pp. 4-5
 
1998
Vatopoulos, N. "The synagogues of Greece" (Greek), Kathimerini (7/3), p. 10
 
1998
Carasso, J. La Lettre Sepharade 25, p. 13
 
1998
Hatzivasileiou, V. (Greek), Eleftherotipia (25/2)
 
1998
AIAContinental Europe (2/98), p. 9
 
1998
Papadopoulos, A. (Greek), Ethnikos Kirix (7/1), p. 6
 
1997
Saryiannis, G. (Greek), Sihrona Themata 64, pp. 141-2
 
1997
Kourtovik, D. (Greek), Ta Nea (23/12), p. 40
 
1997
"A study on the synagogues ofGreece" (Greek), Ermis (Christmas 1997), p. 34
 
1997
"The synagogues" (Greek), Enimerotiko Deltio TEE 1979 (17/11), p. 127
 
1997
Padazopoulos, A. "On Greek Jewry" (Greek), Avgi (25/9), p. 12
 
1997
Hionidis, G. "Veroiotika Simiomata" (Greek), Makedoniki (17/9)
 
1997
"Synagogues" (Greek), Vima (10/8), p. 15
 
1997
Kerem. Y. Sefarad-The Sephardic Newsletter (Vol. 6, no.7, July 1997)
 
1997
Vergou, N. "The synagogues of Thessaloniki and Veroia" (Greek), Eleftherotipia (28/7)
 
1997
Vatopoulos, N. "The synagogues in Greece" (Greek), Kathimerini (2/3)
 
Presentation of book The Synagogues of Salonika and Veroia
 
1997
Jewish community center, Athens (26/11).
Presentation by Prof. Nikos Moutsopoulos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece