Book Release for Tsarouchis,
the Face of Modern Greece

Title: Tsarouchis, the Face of Modern Greece
Author: Sylvester and Orphanos
Publisher: Sylvester & Orphanos
Place and Date of Publication: Hollywood, California, 2005
ISBN: (not available)
Price: $5,000 each
Description: Hardcover portfolio designed by artist Tsarouchis, containing two inner folios of 36 color plates and signed tributes to Tsarouchis by internationally recognized figures in the arts and literature. Limited signed edition--only 424 copies.
Availability: Sylvester & Orphanos at 2484 Cheremoya Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068; phone 323-461-7896; fax 760-510-6722; email

Tsarouchis, the Face of Modern Greece

New Sylvester & Orphanos Publication

A folio in celebration of Greece's greatest modern artist, Yannis Tsarouchis. With tributes by authors Odysseus Elytis, james Merrill, Reynolds Price, Yannis Ritsos, Sir Stephen Spender, and John Updike; artists Paul Cadmus, Alekos Fassianos, and David Hockney; cinema directors Michael Cacoyannis, Constantine Cost-Gavras, and Jules Dassin; composers Manos Hatjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Vangelis, and Stavros Xarhakos; photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Horst P. Horst, and Constantine Manos; fashion designer James Galanos; hotelier Dimitris Tsitouras, and the publishers Ralph Sylvester and Stathis Orphanos. The preface is by Melina Mercouri, the former Minister of Culture of Greece and the afterword is by Yannis Tsarouchis.

Printed by letterpress on heavyweight somerset paper in a signed-limted edition of 424 copies, the text, along with 36 large color plates, are laid into an elaborate portfolio designed by the artist, 16 x 13 inches.

All copies of this edition have already been signed by each of the contributors, many of whom have worked with Yannis Tsarouchis in film, stage, and the book arts, while others are owners or admirers of his work.

About the Authors

Sylvester and Orphanos have teamed up again to produce another fine publication, the latest in a succession of critically acclaimed books, usually limited edition publications on fine arts. For more information, visit the official website of Stathis Orphanos at

About the Artist

For more information about Tsarouchis or his works, see the following representative webpages: (profile) ; (profile) ; (profile) ; (sampling of his paintings) ; (Painter of the Greek Folk Costume Exhibition) ;
(Between East and West Exhibition) .

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