Tel Aviv/ Zionist Architecture and Town Planning: The Building of Tel Aviv (1919-1929)
Harpaz, Nathan. Zionist Architecture and Town Planning: The Building of Tel Aviv (1919-1929).
This book examines the European forces that shaped architecture and development in the land of Israel after World War I. It focuses on the city’s establishment when Jewish architects moved from Europe with their style of Zionist urbanism during that period. The clash between architectural style based on European concepts and the existing Jewish identity is well illustrated in this book.
The book’s time frame from 1919 to 1929 illustrated the pre-White City era, allowing people to dig deep into the understanding the original implementation of Geddes Plan and and preparation of city before it received the Plan, in which the urbanscape was somehow defined by this period and further develop into the subsequent city planning. Therefore, one would understand what were the events that has triggered the emergence of the city master plan and how it contributes to the city’s transformation from a village to a commercial city.