White City, Black City : Architecture and War in Tel Aviv and Jaffa Paperback / softback
This is the history of colonialism as seen though the architecture of Israel/Palestine.
Tel Aviv is the 'White City', said to have risen from the sands of the desert, acclaimed worldwide for its architectural heritage and gleaming Bauhaus-inspired Modernism. Jaffa is the 'Black City', the Palestinian city that was largely obliterated to make way for a new European-style architecture at the heart of a newly-formed Israel.
Both a gripping narrative and a unique architectural record, this book shows how any city in the world is made not only of stones and concrete but also of stories and histories - victors and losers, predator and prey.
In this way, the legend of the Black City and the White City, architecture and war, is our story too.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Publication Date: 13/01/2015
- Category: Architecture
- ISBN: 9780745335117
- Paperback from £14.09