[L]e Corbusier once said “Unless you have seen the houses of Mykonos, you can’t pretend to be an architect. Whatever architecture has to say, it is said here.”
Bathed in the blue green waters of the Aegean sea, this mystical Greek island has been a retreat for fashion designers, artists, philosophers and bohemians through the decades. A place for quiet hedonism, free expression and self discovery far away from the mundanity of the real world, or the glaring eyes of the paparazzi.
For Lizy Manola, it is where found her passion for photography back in 1978. “No matter where I got its alleys and valleys, chapels and bays, remain deeply engraved in my mind and soul”. She has continued to document the windmills, white houses and endless beaches of Mykonos ever since – her images a testament to the magical qualities of an island fabled to be built on the bodies of giants killed by Hercules.
Collected for the first time together – Mykonos Muse is a collection of Lizy’s images published by Assouline – a love letter to her sanctuary in the Cyclades.
Preview images from the book below, and find out more on assouline.com