Book “Hellenic Stamps 1861-1961, History-Ideology-Aesthetics”

Book “Hellenic Stamps 1861-1961, History-Ideology-Aesthetics” 

The Hellenic Post published the research book Hellenic Stamps 1861-1961, History-Ideology-Aesthetics, hardbound, 406 pages, approx. 300 photos in full colour, 391 bibliographical entries and 464 footnotes written by the painter and engraver of the Greek stamps Mrs. Myrsini Vardopoulou PhD, AEP (Hon.), with a prologue, amongst others, by the then President of the Hellenic Post.
 

 

We are looking forward for the edition of the English version!
 
 
CONTENTS
PROLOGUE……………………………………………………………………………………           11
INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………………         15
 
PART A’
CHAPTER ONE
THE STAMP PUBLICATION WORLDWIDE
            1. THE FIRST STAMP…………………………………………………………………     29
            2. THE FIRST STAMP ISSUES …. …………………………………………….      36
            3. THE STAMP AS AN IDEA PROMOTION SYSTEM …………………………44
            4. THE STAMP’S COMMUNICATION POTENTIAL …………………………… 66
 
CHAPTER TWO
STAMP PUBLICATIONS IN GREECE
            1. THE FORTY LEPTA “STAMP”……………………………………………………           75
            2. THE ORGANIZATION OF THE HELLENIC POST -
                THE FIRST GREEK STAMP ………………………………………………………          78
            3. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FIRST GREEK STAMP
                AND THE FIRST FRENCH STAMP ………………………………………………        97
 
CHAPTER THREE
THE MECHANISM OF STAMP ISSUES
            GENERAL ……………………………………………………………………………               103
            1. THE STAMP ISSUES SYSTEM ABRAOD
                (ENGLAND, FRANCE, JAPAN, U.S.A.)……………….…………………………     105
                 1a. The British stamp Iissues system………………………………………..    106
                 1b. The French stamp issues system ……………………………………….     112
                 1c. The Japanese stamp issues system ……………………………………     115
                 1d. The U.S.A. stamp issues system ………………………………………..     119     
            2. THE STAMP ISSUES SYSTEM IN GREECE ……………………………..         122
            3. SECURITY PRINTS ……….…………………………………………………………        130
               3a.    The print invention of Jacob Perkins -
                        The engraver Charles Heath …………………………………………………. 133
               3b.    De La Rue - The engraver Jean Ferdinand de la Fertè…………    142
               3c.    The techniques of the French Mint -
                        The engraver Désiré - Albert Barre …………………………………………..          145
               3d.    Stamp production in Greece ………………………………………………..               148
               3e.    The evolution of the security print techniques in the 20th century…… 156
 
CHAPTER FOUR
THE STAMP AS A WORK OF ART
            1. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE STAMP, ENGRAVING
                AND GRAPHIC FINE ARTS - THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE IMAGE -
                THE AESTHETIC MANAGEMENT OF THE LIMITED SPACE -
                THE DECORATIVE MOTIFS ……………………………………………………….            159
            2. THE ROLE OF THE ARTIST IN THE CREATION OF A STAMP -
                GREEK AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ………………………………………..        175
 
PART B’
CHAPTER ONE
CHRONOLOGICAL AND THEMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF THE GREEK STAMPS
            1. THE PUBLISHING PROGRAM  OF THE HELLENIC POST (1861-1961) …….. 201
            2. THEMATIC SECTIONS OF ISSUES …………………………………………                   212
            3. THEMATIC SECTIONS TABLES …………………………………………………                 219
 
CHAPTER TWO
THE STAMP PUBLICATIONS 1861-1961
THE ALIGNMENT OF THE IDEOLOGICAL COMPONENTS
AND THE DESIGN TRENDS OF EACH SUB-PERIOD.
            1. THE IDEOLOGICAL AND AESTHETIC IDEAL OF THE 19TH CENTURY……         235
            2. THE HERMES ISSUES……. …………………………………………………                           243
            3. THE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE OF THE A’ INTERNATIONAL
                OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1986 IN ATHENS AND THE B’ INTERNATIONAL
                OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1906 ………………………………………………………                      257
            4. THE DEVELOPMENTS IN ART - THE PASSING OF THE GREEK STAMP
                INTO THE 21st CENTURY ………………………………………………………..                     268
            5. THE OVERPRINTS - THE NATIONAL INTEGRATION - DEPICTIONS
                OF THE MODERN GREEK HISTORY …………………………………………..                    275
            6. THE DEPICTIONS OF THE IDEOPOLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND THE
                ENRICHMENT OF THE ISSUES THEMATICS -
                THE DESIGN MODELS IN THE ENGRAVING OF THE GREEK STAMPS
                FROM BARRE’S HERMES TO THE COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE
                OF TASSOS’ HELLENIC COMMERCIAL NAVY …………………………………                309
 
CHAPTER THREE
THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ISSUES TO THE FORMING OF THE DESIGN EDUCATION
            1. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE THEMATIC SELECTIONS ……………………            323
            2. THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION …………………….            349
 
EPILOGUE ………………………………………………………………………………………                             365
BIBLIOGRAPHY ………………………………………………………………………………..                            381
ANNEX A’
ANNEX B’
ANNEX C’