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  • 978-1-940190-22-8
  • February 19, 2019
  • 6.5" x 9"
  • Paperback
  • 16 color illustrations
  • 272 pages
  • Bilingual (English-Greek)
  • This publication was made possible with the support of FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Hafter Family Foundation, and the Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Table of Contents


  • Sample Pages


  • Reviews


    Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    Ta Nea
  • Events


    Book Launch at McNally Jackson Williamsburg: Conversation between Allyson Vieira, Jarrett Earnest, & Brooke Holmes

    Graham Foundation: On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews featuring Allyson Vieira with Terri Kapsalis

    Athens Book Launch at Lexikopoleio: Allyson Vieira with Mihalis Janoulinos and Pericles Pravitas (Acropolis Restoration Project) / Translators: Andrea Gilbert and Hilda Papadimtriou

    Cultural Foundation of Tinos: Tinos Festival 2019: “Tinos marble carvers at the Acropolis,” an event celebrating "On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews" with Allyson Vieira, Carolos Megoulas, Dimitris Foskolos, Michael Tzanoulinos

    National Hellenic Museum: Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly Annual Lecture for the Preservation of Hellenic Heritage and Culture Presents Allyson Vieiea, "On The Rock"
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    X-TRA online Interview with Allyson Viera & Brooke Holmes

    Craftsmanship Podcast: Episode 07 – Allyson Vieira: Ancients

On the Rock:
The Acropolis Interviews

Allyson Vieira

The marble workers laboring on the decades‐long restoration of the Acropolis are the invisible force rebuilding one of the world’s most storied monuments. Inheritors of millennia-old tradition, few carvers exist today; fewer pass the Acropolis entrance exams. Their work is a highly technical amalgam of past and present, yet what these master marble carvers do and how they do it it has been undocumented until now.

As the restoration enters its final phases, this book of interviews explores the workers’ craft, techniques, training, and specific roles within the restoration in their unique and deeply personal voices. On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews brings together ancient building practices, the teaching of traditional craft, changes in the practice of architectural restoration, and the social and class dynamics within the restoration site. Concurrently, the book considers Greece’s political and economic crisis from the workers’ position. Amidst crippling unemployment, work on the Rock continues, despite radical cuts. How has the Greek crisis affected the technicians’ thoughts about their craft, jobs, and citizenship? On the Rock explores the intersection of these issues.

Artist Allyson Vieira lives and works in New York. She is currently Assistant Professor of Foundations at the Corcoran School of Art at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.. She has exhibited extensively both internationally and in the U.S., including institutional projects at Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, CH), Swiss Institute (NY), Storm King Art Center (NY), PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, UA), Non-Objectif Sud (Tulette, FR), Frieze Projects (NY), The Public Art Fund (NY), The Highline (NY), and SculptureCenter (NY), and recent solo gallery exhibitions at Daniel Faria (Toronto, CA), Company (NY), Klaus von Nichtssagend (NY), Mendes Wood DM (Sao Paulo, BR), The Breeder (Athens, GR), and Laurel Gitlen (NY). Her first major catalog, Allyson Vieira: The Plural Present, was published by Karma Books in 2016.
  • 978-1-940190-22-8
  • February 19, 2019
  • 6.5" x 9"
  • Paperback
  • 16 color illustrations
  • 272 pages
  • Bilingual (English-Greek)
  • This publication was made possible with the support of FLACC Workplace for Visual Artists, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Hafter Family Foundation, and the Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Table of Contents


  • Sample Pages


  • Reviews


    Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    Ta Nea
  • Events


    Book Launch at McNally Jackson Williamsburg: Conversation between Allyson Vieira, Jarrett Earnest, & Brooke Holmes

    Graham Foundation: On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews featuring Allyson Vieira with Terri Kapsalis

    Athens Book Launch at Lexikopoleio: Allyson Vieira with Mihalis Janoulinos and Pericles Pravitas (Acropolis Restoration Project) / Translators: Andrea Gilbert and Hilda Papadimtriou

    Cultural Foundation of Tinos: Tinos Festival 2019: “Tinos marble carvers at the Acropolis,” an event celebrating "On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews" with Allyson Vieira, Carolos Megoulas, Dimitris Foskolos, Michael Tzanoulinos

    National Hellenic Museum: Dr. Arthur G. Nikelly Annual Lecture for the Preservation of Hellenic Heritage and Culture Presents Allyson Vieiea, "On The Rock"
  • Related Material


    X-TRA online Interview with Allyson Viera & Brooke Holmes

    Craftsmanship Podcast: Episode 07 – Allyson Vieira: Ancients