White City

Fondazione Rolla

White City

Fondazione Rolla, Bruzella — 2012
SFr. 10.00
Pages: 48
Edition: Exhibition catalogue
Dimensions: 15 x 21 cm
Language: English, Italian

White City refers to the presence in Tel Aviv of over 4,000 buildings constructed in the Bauhaus and International styles in the 1930s. This city has the largest number of buildings built according to the principles of the Modern Movement in the world.

The Great Depression and the rise of Hitler caused a mass migration to the British Territory in Palestine. A new kind of urban planning became necessary: the work of a group of German and Palestinian architects who had studied and worked in Europe was fundamental.

In 2003 the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), proclaimed Tel Aviv’s White City a World Heritage site, and designated it “a surprising example of urban planning and architecture for a new city dating from the early 20th century”.

The exhibition includes vintage images (twenty black and white photographs from architectural archives), documenting the construction of White City, in addition to images by German photographer Christof Kulte, who provides a contemporary approach to the subject with three series of five colour photographs each.

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