Whose order, whose planning?

Haim Yacobi

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the history and ideology of modern architecture during the 1930s, presenting the different Zionist ideological streams. It explores how the plan of the Levant Fair site had aimed to introduce modern and innovative architecture into the urban context of Tel Aviv. The book deals with the dramatic change, which took place after the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. It describes that Zionism, as a modern nationalist movement, is an inherently colonial discourse, and Tel Aviv, the ‘modern capital’ of Zionist Palestine and globalized Israel, cannot be understood or examined other than as a colonial city. The book also deals with one of the fundamental national narratives of the Zionist movement; that of the memory of the holocaust.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing a Sense of Place
Subtitle of host publicationArchitecture and the Zionist Discourse
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351949347
ISBN (Print)9780754634270
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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