Visit the White City

By John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012

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The largest single gathering of Bauhaus and/or International-style architecture in the world, the so-called “White City” neighborhood in Tel Aviv earned UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 2003. It’s easy to see why. Located in the heart of the modern city, the neighborhood consists of more than a thousand square white buildings with rounded terraces and pillars, and austere, geometrical roof-lines and facades intended to complement each other in a sort of muted, asymmetrical interplay.

Due to the closing of the Bauhaus School of Berlin by the Nazis in early 1933, a flood of prominent Jewish architects affiliated with the style fled to the then British Mandate of Palestine, where plans to construct a “garden city” (Tel Aviv) in the desert outside Jaffa were well underway. By the height of this movement

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Photo courtesy of Sam Back via Wikipedia.

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