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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
Author
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 1934 arrival in Jerusalem of the celebrated Berlin architect Erich Mendelsohn, a refugee from Hitler's Germany, who must reckon with a complex new Middle Eastern reality. Next we meet the elegant, embattled Austen St. Barbe Harrison, Palestine's chief government architect from 1922 to 1937. Steeped in the traditions of Byzantine and Islamic building, this "most private of public servants" finds himself working under the often stifling and violent conditions of British rule. And in the riveting final section, Hoffman herself sets out through the battered streets of today's Jerusalem searching for traces of a possibly Greek, possibly Arab architect named Spyro Houris. Once a fixture on the local scene, Houris is now utterly forgotten, though his grand Armenian-tile-clad buildings still stand, a ghostly testimony to the cultural fluidity that has historically characterized Jerusalem at its best. A beautifully written rumination on memory and forgetting, place and displacement, Till We Have Built Jerusalem uncovers the ramifying layers of one great city's buried history as it asks what it means, in Jerusalem and 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"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956.94/4204
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS109.93
LC item number
.H64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374536787
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015034650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025968856
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn920944549
  • (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
Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780374536787
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015034650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025968856
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn920944549
  • (OCoLC)920944549

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