Book Title :
Des maisons sur le sable - Tel Aviv - Mouvement moderne et esprit bauhaus
Dwelling on the dunes - Tel Aviv - Modern movement and bauhaus ideals
Nitza Metzger-Szmuk Publisher :
Éditions de l'éclat Year :
2004 ISBN :
2841620778 Language :
French, English Description :
Tel Aviv, having sprung from the dunes at the beginning of the 20th century, would develop in a spectacular manner in the period between the two world wars. A very large number of architects who had studied and worked in Europe established themselves in Tel Aviv in the late 1920s, bringing with them the innovative concepts of contaporary European architecture.
Tel Aviv's "White City" is a veritable open-air museum of Modern Movement and Bauhaus ideals and, in july 2003, Tel Aviv was designated by UNESCO a World Heritage Site.
Through its presentation of more than 300 buildings and brief biographies of the major architects this book chronicles the history of this epic venture and of the men and women who were its protagonists. In her extensive survey, Nitza Metzger-Szmuk distinguishes different types of buildings, each relating in a specific way to the public space. Available at : Amazon.ca,