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THE OBJECT OF ZIONISM. THE ARCHITECTURE OF ISRAEL
Zvi Efrat

Spector Books, 2019
Softcover
1000 pages
Colour & B + W illustrations
ISBN: 9783959051330

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It scrutinizes Israel as a singular modernist project—unprecedented in its relative scope and rates of growth, its political and ethical circumstances, and its hyper-production of spatial and structural experiments. This project entailed the molding of a new terrain, the construction of dozens of new towns and hundreds of new rural settlements, and the appropriation of post-war architectural trends, especially Brutalism and Structuralism, as signifiers of national vigour and cultural ingenuity. Contrary to common belief, the State of Israel was not born of emergency routine or speculative ventures, but rather with the objective of designing an instantaneous model state.

 

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