Monday, March 10, 2014

The Span of a City

Tel Aviv: The First Century, Visions, Designs and Actualities is a series of essays on Tel Aviv compiled by Moaz Azaryahu and S. Ilan Troen. 
This book covers the whole span of the city.  From its literature, self-perception, its place in the Zionist narrative, its architecture, crime, municipal planning, visions of the past, present and future.  This book chronicles the first “Hebrew” city from a variety of viewpoints, giving the reader a broad spectrum of investigation.
In the process, the reader gains a deep understanding of the Zionist enterprise both past and present.  The strange paradox that is Tel Aviv becomes a stand in for the entire venture of a rootless people finding a home and finding a meaning behind the concept of home.

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