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Author Gold, Nili Scharf, author.

Title Haifa : city of steps / Nili Scharf Gold
Published Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The seamline : where memory is stored -- The technion : the genesis of Hadar Hacarmel -- Down the steps : fragments of sea and sky -- The school and the synagogue : at the end of Herzl Street -- Conquering the slope : building and writing the mountain
Summary Nili Gold, who was born in Haifa to German-speaking parents in 1948, the first year of Israeli statehood, here offers a remarkable homage to her native city during its heyday as an international port and cultural center. Spanning the 1920s and '30s, when Jews and Arabs lived together amicably and buildings were erected that reflected European, modernist, Jewish, and Arab architectural influences, through 1948, when most Arabs left, and into the '50s and '60s burgeoning of the young state of Israel, Gold anchors her personal and family history in five landmark clusters. All in the neighborhood of Hadar HaCarmel, these landmarks define Haifa as a whole. In exquisite detail, Gold describes Memorial Park and its environs, including the border between the largest Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in Haifa; the intersection of Herzl and Balfour Streets, whose highlight is the European/Middle Eastern Technion edifice; Talpiot Market, recalling Haifa as a lively commercial hub; Alliance High School and the Great Synagogue, the former dedicated to instilling a love of intellectual pursuits, while the synagogue was an arm of the dominant Israeli religious establishment; the Ge'ula Elementary School and neighboring buildings that played a historical role, among them, the Struck House, with its Arab-inspired architecture--all against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain, sea, and bay, and their reverberations in memory and literature."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 15, 2019)
Subject Gold, Nili Scharf -- Homes and haunts -- Israel -- Haifa
Gold, Nili Scharf -- Family
SUBJECT Gold, Nili Scharf -- Family
Gold, Nili Scharf -- Homes and haunts -- Israel -- Haifa
Subject Architecture -- Israel -- Haifa
ARCHITECTURE -- Adaptive Reuse & Renovation.
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Landmarks & Monuments.
ARCHITECTURE -- Professional Practice.
ARCHITECTURE -- Reference.
SUBJECT Haifa (Israel) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Haifa (Israel) -- History -- 20th century
Hadar ha-Karmel (Haifa, Israel)
Subject Israel -- Haifa
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017029772
ISBN 9781512601190