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Author Nitzan-Shiftan, Alona, author

Title Seizing Jerusalem : the architectures of unilateral unification / Alona Nitzan-Shiftan
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages)
Contents Encounters : modern architecture and Israeli nationalism -- Profession : East Jerusalem and the emergence of the Sabra architects -- State : facts on the ground -- City : urban beautification -- Frontier : a holy testing ground for a discipline in crisis -- Project : the Western Wall plaza
Summary This first architectural history of post-1967 Jerusalem chronicles how architecture, landscape design, urban planning, and everyone from municipal politicians to state bureaucrats, Israeli-born architects to international luminaries, competed to create Jerusalem's new image. Alona Nitzan-Shiftan reveals architecture as an active agent in forming urban and national identity, demonstrating how debates about Zionism affected Jerusalem's built environment in ways that resonate today
Notes A Quadrant book--Title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 16, 2017)
Subject Architecture -- Jerusalem.
Architecture, Modern.
City planning -- Jerusalem.
Landscape design -- Jerusalem.
Nationalism and architecture -- Jerusalem.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017013222
ISBN 1452954569 (electronic book)
9781452954561 (electronic book)
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