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Tel-Aviv, the First Century : Visions, Designs, Actualities - Maoz Azaryahu

Tel-Aviv, the First Century

Visions, Designs, Actualities

By: Maoz Azaryahu (Editor), S. Ilan Troen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th November 2011
ISBN: 9780253356949
Number Of Pages: 480
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Tel-Aviv, the First Century brings together a broad range of disciplinary approaches and cutting-edge research to trace the development and paradoxes of Tel-Aviv as an urban center and a national symbol. Through the lenses of history, literature, urban planning, gender studies, architecture, art, and other fields, these essays reveal the place of Tel-Aviv in the life and imagination of its diverse inhabitants. The careful and insightful tracing of the development of the city's urban landscape, the relationship of its varied architecture to its competing social cultures, and its evolving place in Israel's literary imagination come together to offer a vivid and complex picture of Tel-Aviv as a microcosm of Israeli life and a vibrant modern European city.

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"A serious yet accessible look at the many facets that have come to constitute the complex personality of a very complicated city and society." Kenneth E. Foote, University of Colorado at Boulder "A much needed volume, bringing a range of perspectives to bear on the understudied center of Israeli cultural and commercial life." Sara R. Horowitz, York University

Preface - Maoz Azaryahu and Ilan Troen; Introduction: Tel-Aviv Imagined and Realized - Ilan Troen Part I -- Historical Issues 1. Telling the Story of a Hebrew City - Yaacov Shavit;2. Tel-Aviv's Birthdays: Anniversary Celebrations, 1929-1959 - Maoz Azaryahu; 3. Tel-Aviv's Foundation Myth: A Constructive Perspective - Hizky Shoham; 4. From "European Oasis" to Downtown New York: The Image of Tel-Aviv in School Textbooks - Yoram Bar-Gal; 5. Subversive Youth Cultures in Mandate Tel-Aviv - Tammy Razi; 6. Dirt, Noise and Misbehavior in the First Hebrew City: Letters of Complaint as a Historical Source - Anat Helman; 7. South of Tel-Aviv and North of Jaffa -- The Frontier Zone of 'In between' - Deborah Bernstein; 8. Jaffa and Tel-Aviv before 1948: The Underground Story - Nahum Karlinsky; 9. Austerity Tel-Aviv: Everyday Life, Supervision, Compliance, and Respectability - Orit Rozin Part II -- Language, Literature and Art 10. Tel-Aviv Language Police - Zohar Shavit; 11. Der Eko Fun Goles: "The Spirit of Tel-Aviv" and the Remapping of Jewish Literary History - Barbara Mann; 12. A Poet and a City in Search of a Myth: On Shlomo Skulsky's Tel-Aviv Poems - Amynadav Dykman; 13. Decay and Death: Urban Topoi in Literary Depictions of Tel- Aviv - Rachel Harris; 14. Art and the City: The Case of Tel-Aviv - Dalia Manor Part III -- Planning and Architecture 15. The 1925 Master Plan for Tel-Aviv by Patrick Geddes - Volker Welter; 16. Preserving Urban Heritage: From Old Jaffa to Modern Tel-Aviv - Nurit Alfasi & Roy Fabian; 17. Balconies of Tel-Aviv: Cultural History and Urban Politics - Carolin Aronis; 18. The Architecture of the Hyphen: The Urban Unification of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv as National Metaphor - Alona Nitzan-Shiftan; Afterword: Tel-Aviv between Province and Metropolis - Maoz Azaryahu Contributors; Index

ISBN: 9780253356949
ISBN-10: 0253356946
Series: Israel Studies Book
Audience: Adult Education
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 29th November 2011
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.75

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