Santorini, vine-rich island
Photograhy: Dimitris Talianis | Text: Panos Theodoridis
Translation from Greek: Judy Giannakopoulou
Hardcover, 120 photographs, 180 pages,
24×22 cm., paper 170 gr.
TOPIO ART BOOKS Publications
Armed with his love of nature and viniculture, Dimitris Talianis set out on his journey on the
wine roads, trying to marry light to the fleeting moment, cultivation to season, the movement of
hands to the movement of the vine. He has been photographing Santorini for over ten years: the
separation, pruning, sulphur spraying and harvest – particularly the harvest – and winemaking in
caves and underground rock-hewn wineries.
Panos Theodorides, who has many years of interest in the subject, illuminates known and
unknown aspects of the past and present of Santorini through an extensive yet solid introductory
text, as well as through 80 commentary texts on the photographs.
Anyone who tastes Santorinian wine – in any of its varieties, sun-dried or organic,
white or red – feels the sensuality of the honeyed grape, since part of its mass has been
taken by the sun, with an imperceptible nod from the wind, coming from every point on
The beauty of the landscape, the architecture and the inhabitants’ special way of life,
have claimed a particular place in the global memory with their serene power.
Santorini of the Cyclades and the world, blessed by light and even by disaster!
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