According to rotbard an israeli historian and architect architecture like war is politics by other means white city black city charts how tel aviv founded in the early 20th century and . One can only read tel aviv jaffas streets with more open eyes with a more sober a tread with rotbards book in hand sharon rotbard white city black city architecture and war in tel aviv and jaffa london pluto press 2015 pp 256 barbara mann jewish theological seminary new york. Jaffa lost its language its history and its architecture tel aviv constructed its creation myth white city black city hailed upon its publication in israel as path breaking brilliant and a masterpiece promises to become the central text on tel aviv praise for the israeli edition of white city black city. White city black city is a story of two intertwining narratives that of colonised and coloniser today the hebrew city of tel aviv glitters white its bauhaus influenced modernist architecture betraying few traces of the city which once stood where it now stands the arab city of jaffa. Sharon rotbard white city black city architecture and war in tel aviv and jaffa translated from hebrew orit gat plutopress wwwplutobookscom prelimsplutoindd 3
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