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The Resource Till we have built Jerusalem : architects of a new city, Adina Hoffman

Till we have built Jerusalem : architects of a new city, Adina Hoffman

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Till we have built Jerusalem : architects of a new city
Title
Till we have built Jerusalem
Title remainder
architects of a new city
Statement of responsibility
Adina Hoffman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Equal parts biographical puzzle, architectural meditation, and probing detective story, Adina Hoffman's Till We Have Built Jerusalem offers a prismatic view into one of the world's most beloved and troubled cities. Panoramic yet intimate, this portrait of three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a gripping exploration of the ways in which politics and aesthetics clash in a place of constant conflict. The book opens with the arrival in 1930s Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, who, as a refugee from Hitler's Germany, has to reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine's chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, he's forced to work in the often stifling and violent context of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today's Jerusalem looking for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once renowned around town, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to his presence. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers ramifying levels of one great city's buried history as it asks what it means, everywhere, to be foreign and to belong"--
  • "A cultural history of Jerusalem under the British Mandate, focusing on the tensions between its architecture and its political divisions"--
Summary
Part biographical puzzle, architectural meditation and probing detective story, a portrait of the three architects who helped build modern Jerusalem is also a riveting examination of the ways in which politics and aesthetics clash in a place of constant conflict
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10483967
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.944204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
architects of a new city
Label
Till we have built Jerusalem : architects of a new city, Adina Hoffman
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/102/9780374289102/image/lgcover.9780374289102.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beyond Jaffa Gate: an opening -- Jerusalemstrasse, 1934 -- Beautiful things are difficult, 1923 -- Where the great city stands, 2014/1914 -- Rock, paper, scissors: an epilogue
Control code
920944549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374289102
Lccn
2015034650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920944549
Label
Till we have built Jerusalem : architects of a new city, Adina Hoffman
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/102/9780374289102/image/lgcover.9780374289102.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Beyond Jaffa Gate: an opening -- Jerusalemstrasse, 1934 -- Beautiful things are difficult, 1923 -- Where the great city stands, 2014/1914 -- Rock, paper, scissors: an epilogue
Control code
920944549
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374289102
Lccn
2015034650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920944549

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