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Cyprus Remembered


  • Renos Evryviades Wideson
  • Gorgoneion Projects
  • 2010

Cyprus Remembered is the the fourth book of photographs by Reno Evryviades Wideson, recording and celebrating the people and landscape of Cyprus. It revisits the Cyprus of the 50s and early 60s with over 400 photographs and presents an image of the life of the island as it was before the enormous changes brought on by the political and economic upheavals of the 70s and beyond and in particular the ethnic conflicts and the explosive expansion of the tourist industry. Cyprus is of course no stranger to dramatic changes in its varied and turbulent history. It is fascinating to see how much has changed in these last fifty years or so and to reflect on how much has been achieved and possibly how much may have been lost.

About the author

Renos Evryviades Wideson was born in Larnaca, Cyprus in 1920. His interest in photography was sparked by a Kodak ‘Box Brownie’ camera which his father gave him as a boy and this interest was to become a life-long passion. In the early 50s he headed the Cyprus Tourist Development Office under Lawrence Durrell who was then in charge of the Public Information Office. A large element of his work involved publicising Cyprus and this gave him the opportunity to visit and photograph many remote and isolated rural corners of the island. It was during this period that the majority of the pictures in this book were taken. In 1956 he joined the then newly created Television Department of the Cyprus Broadcasting Service and headed a small film unit which produced a number of documentary features illustrating aspects of the island’s life. He moved to the UK in 1959 where he took up a position at the Ealing Film Studios of the BBC and was appointed Head of Film Operations in 1975. He retired in 1977 and now lives in Buckinghamshire.

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΄Ελληνες Θεοί και Ήρωες στην Αρχαία Κύπρο


  • Βάσος Καραγιώργης
  • Εμπορική Τράπεζα της Ελλάδος
  • Αθήνα 1998

A Likely Impossibility


  • Dimitra Philaktou
  • Kerkyra publications

Ancient Cyprus


  • Veronica Tatton-Brown
  • British Museum Press
  • London 1987

Archaeology in Cyprus 1960-1985


  • V.Karageorghis
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation

Archaic Pottery of Chios: The Decorated Styles


  • Anna A Lemos
  • Oxford University Committee for Archaeology
  • Oxford 1991

Byzantium - the Survival of Byzantine Sacred Art


  • Maria Kazanaki-Lappa; trans. David Hardy
  • The Private Bank & Trust Company Ltd

Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus


  • Peter W. Edbury, G. Joachim and Terence Mullaly
  • Trigraph
  • London 1989

Contemporary Greek Theatre: Volume 1


  • Anagnostaki, Skourtis, Kehaidis and Haviara
  • Arcadia Books
  • London 1999

Corfu Blues


  • Jim Potts
  • Ars Interpress Publications
  • St Petersburg 2006

Cypriot Ceramics: Reading the Prehistoric Record


  • Jane A. Barlow, Diane. L. Bolger & Barbara Kling (Editor)
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation & The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania 1991

Cyprus at the Crossroads: Geographical Perceptions and Representations from the Fifteenth Century


  • Editors: Gilles Grivaud, George Tolias
  • Sylvia Ioannou Foundation
  • Athens 2014

Cyprus Remembered


  • Renos Evryviades Wideson
  • Gorgoneion Projects

Cyprus, The Island of Aphrodite


  • Libuse Mikova-Mika
  • Westfields Press

Excavating at Salamis in Cyprus 1952-1974


  • Vassos Karageorghis (Anna Marangou, Margaret You)
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation
  • Athens 1999

Flora Graeca, Oxford’s Finest Botanical Treasure


  • Sibthorp, Bauer, Hawkins in the Levant
  • H Walter Lack

From Constantinople to Peloponnese


  • Libuse Mikova-Mika
  • Westfields Press

Fury of the Gods


  • L. Christodoulou
  • London 2013

Greece at War, 1940-1945


  • Mark Dragoumis
  • Municipality of Athens Cultural Centre

Greece in the European Travellers' imagery 15th-19th centuries Identities, alterities, metamorphoses


  • Aphrodite Kouria
  • Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation
  • Athens 2018

Markos Vamvakaris, autobiography


  • compiled by Angeliki Vellou Keil

Patterns of Magnificence


  • Ioanna Papantoniou (Ed)
  • The Hellenic Centre
  • London 2014

Photographs by James Robertson. Athens and Grecian Antiquities 1853-1854. From the Photographic Archive of the Benaki Museum


  • Editors: Fani Constantinou, Fani-Maria Tsigakou; Photographs: James Robertson
  • Museum Of Cycladic Art

Prouder than Ever


  • A. T. Casdagli
  • Cylix Press
  • London 2014



  • Yiannis Ritsos
  • Smokestack Books

SOLD OUT! Slaves in their Chains


  • Konstantinos Theotokis
  • Angel Classics
  • London 2013

The A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Cultural Heritage of Cyprus


  • Vassos Karageorghis
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation

The Amorgos Conspiracy


  • Elias Kulukundis
  • Eleftheroudakis

The Art of Ancient Cyprus in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge


  • Vassos Karageorghis, Eleni Vassilika & Penelope Wilson; photography by Andrew Morris & Andrew Norman
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Cambridge 1999

The Cat of Portovecchio


  • Maria Strani-Potts
  • Brandl & Schlesinger

The Cleaner Of Kastoria


  • Jacqueline Paizis

The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus


  • Vassos Karageorghis
  • A.G.Leventis Foundation

The Dodecanese: the Long Road to Union with Greece


  • Lena Divani, Fotini Constantopoulou
  • Kastaniotis Editions
  • Athens 1997

The Fellowship of Women. Two Hundred Surgical Lives.


  • Margaret Ghilchik
  • Smith-Gordon & Co Ltd

The First Modern Olympics, Athens 1896


  • Hellenic Centre
  • London 2012

The Free Besieged and Other Poems


  • Dionysios Solomos
  • Shoestring Press

The Green Line: the Division of Cyprus


  • Doros Partasides
  • Greek Cypriot Brotherhood
  • London 1998

The war we fought 1940-41: Paintings and drawings


  • Alexandros D Alexandrakis
  • Hellenic Centre
  • London 1995

Traditional recipes of Cyprus


  • Athos Christodoulou
  • Ekdosis Elia Epiphaniou

Vorres Museum Folk Art Collection Pyrgi


  • Vernardos, Manolis
  • The Vorres Museum

Αλληλογραφία Θεόφιλου Καϊρη


  • Θεόφιλου Καϊρη / Δ. Ι. Πολέμης
  • Καΐρειος Βιβλιοθήκη
  • Άνδρος 1996

Αρχαία Ελληνική Τραγωδία


  • Μεταφραστής: Στέλλα Μπαζάκου - Μαραγκουδάκη
  • Dian

Αρχαία Κυπριακή Γραμματεία 1 & 2


  • Α. Ι. Βοσκού
  • ΄Ιδρυμα Α. Γ. Λεβέντη
  • Λευκωσια 1995

Η Γυναίκα της Κύπρου


  • Ανδρούλα Βασιλείου
  • Εκδόσεις Εν Τύποις, EN TYPOIS

Η Ελλάδα της Ματθίλδης Σεράο


  • Γεωργία Π. Δημητρακοπούλου
  • Αχαϊκές Εκδόσεις
  • Πάτρα 2017

Ιστορία της Νήσου Κύπρου


  • 'Αντρος Παυλίδης
  • Επιφανίου Ηλίας
  • Κύπρος 2013

Μαγειρεύουμε μαζί


  • Χρίστος Χριστοδούλου
  • Ηλίας Επιφανίου

Μετά το Βυζάντιο


  • Βασίλης Φωτόπουλος
  • Πέργαμος - The Private Bank & Trust Company Ltd

Παίζοντας στην Αρχαία Ελλάδα με τον Λύσι και την Τιμαρέτη


  • Μαρίνα Πλατή
  • Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης

Παραδοσιακές Κυπριακές Συνταγές


  • 'Αθως Χριστοδούλου
  • Ηλίας Επιφανίου
  • Κύπρος 2011

Το Ίδρυμα Α.Γ. Λεβέντη και η Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά της Κύπρου


  • Βάσος Καραγιώργης
  • Ίδρυμα Α.Γ. Λεβέντη
  • Αθήνα 1990

Φιλελλην, Studies in Honour of Robert Browning


  • C. N. Constantinides, N. M. Panagiotakes, E. Jeffreys and A. D. Angelou (eds)
  • Venice 1996