Architectural Culture in British-Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948 (Hardcover)

Architectural Culture in British-Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948 By Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler Cover Image
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Four major communities, four buildings constructing their identities in the contested urban space of Jerusalem.This book examines a fascinating and critical epoch in the architectural history of Jerusalem. It proposes a fresh and analytical discussion of British Mandate-era architecture by studying four buildings that have had a lasting impact on Jerusalem's built environment. Applying relational history methodology, the book reveals how these building projects evolved as an outcome of cross-cultural influences and relations among the British, American, Jewish-Zionist and Muslim-Palestinian communities. Further, the building and design processes behind these structures give new perspectives on the adaptation of modern architecture in the Middle East and the negotiation of historicism and vernacular architecture during the first half of the 20th century.

About the Author

Senior Lecturer (tenure-track) at Sapir Academic College / Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. She is co-editor (with Yael Allweil, Dana Gordon and Eran Tamir) of Timely Teaching: Educational Idealism and Modern Architecture (Architects House Gallery (Israel Association of United Architects), 2017) and (with Anat Geva) of Israel as A Modern Architectural Experimental Lab (forthcoming, published in association with the Society of Architectural Historians of the USA by Intellect Books). She is editor of Monuments and Site-Specific Sculpture in Urban and Rural Space (Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2017).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474457491
ISBN-10: 1474457495
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: December 16th, 2020
Pages: 264
Language: English