A Brief History of Tel Aviv's White City (Ft. @Unpacked)



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Tel Aviv’s White City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for having outstanding significance to early 20th century movements in architecture – including the Bauhaus and International Style. How did a land that was just a bunch of empty sand dunes just over 100 years ago become one of the most important landmarks of Modern architecture?

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Sources and Further Reading:
Form and Light: From Bauhaus to Tel Aviv by Yigal Gawze (2018): https://www.amazon.com/Form-Light-Bauhaus-Tel-Aviv/dp/3777430994
Tel Aviv: The White City by by Jochen Visscher and Stefan Boness (2012): https://www.amazon.com/Tel-Aviv-White-English-German/dp/3939633755
Bauhaus Tel Aviv : An Architectural Guide by by Nahoum Cohen (2002): https://www.amazon.com/Bauhaus-Tel-Aviv-Architectural-Guide/dp/0713487925
UNESCO – White City of Tel-Aviv: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1096/
Levine, Mark. “Globalization, Architecture, and Town Planning in a Colonial City: The Case of Jaffa and Tel Aviv.” Journal of World History 18, no. 2 (2007): 171-98. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20079422
Mann, Barbara. “Tel Aviv after 100: Notes toward a New Cultural History.” Jewish Social Studies 16, no. 2 (2010): 93-110. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jss.2010.16.2.93

Creative Commons Images:
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Mr. Ben Yehuda Apartments in Tel Aviv
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