Mykonos Muse by Lizy Manola, Assouline
There is so much more to Mykonos than its party island reputation, as this coffee table book so elegantly proves. Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds. This ancient island and those surrounding it, mythologised as the bodies of gods felled by Hercules in the time of antiquity, are older than legend and have played host to countless cultures for more than millennia. At forty-square-miles and boasting a population of only ten-thousand, the ‘Ibiza of Greece’ has become prized for gorgeous architecture, welcoming and beautiful locals, and fantastic beaches. With such names as ‘Paradise’ and ‘Super Paradise,’ the sands of these shores have captured the imaginations and hearts of industry titans, artists, and the rich & famous alike from all around the globe, marking it as a stable cosmopolitan destination and as a paramount it haven on the jet-set circuit.
This book chronicles the culture and society that has defined Mykonos over the past century, from its days as a hideout for such luminaries and elites as Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, to its moment as a sanctuary for the gay community, to its predominant party scene; all the while indulging the reader with the ruins and myths hidden in this paradise on earth...
"Lifting the lid on the movers and shakers, both past and present, of Greece’s very own white isle – and every picture tells its own story. " - MarieClaire.co.uk
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Assouline is one of the world’s most respected publishers of high-end coffee table books. The publishing house, founded in Paris in 1994, is run by co-founders Martine and Prosper Assouline who are known as the “librarians of luxury”. Mykonos Muse was written and photographed by Lizy Manola, a Greek photographer. Manola splits her time between Athens and New York, as well as her summer house in Mykonos, where she has been holidaying for more than 30 years.
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