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

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Maoz Azaryahu, S. Ilan Troen
Indiana University Press, Nov 29, 2011 - History - 480 pages
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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 global city.

 

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Contents

1 Telling the Story of a Hebrew City
3
2 TelAvivs Birthdays
13
3 TelAvivs Foundation Myth
34
4 From European Oasis to Downtown New York
60
5 Subversive Youth Cultures in Mandate TelAviv
77
6 Dirt Noise and Misbehavior in the First Hebrew City
94
7 South of TelAviv and North of JaffaThe FrontierZone of In Between
115
8 Jaffa and TelAviv before 1948
138
12 A Poet and a City in Search of a Myth
236
13 Decay and Death
248
14 Art and the City
268
Part 3 Planning and Architecture
297
15 The 1925 Master Plan for TelAviv by Patrick Geddes
299
16 Preserving Urban Heritage
327
17 Balconies of TelAviv
348
18 The Architecture of the Hyphen
373

9 Austerity TelAviv
165
Part 2 Language Literature and Art
189
10 TelAviv Language Police
191
11 Der Eko Fun Goles
212
TelAviv between Province and Metropolis
406
Contributors
419
Index
421
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Maoz Azaryahu is Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Haifa and author of Tel Aviv: Mythography of a City.

S. Ilan Troen is Stoll Family Professor of Israel Studies and Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

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