Image above | Courtesy of Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT.
For all our members & supporters who just love Modernism & architecture!
Modernism in 1930’s Tel Aviv – How did an avant-garde European style ended up on the shores of the Mediterranean Palestine? – is a fantastic upcoming event by our member organisation the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT.
They warmly invites you to join them & speaker, Michael Hauptman on Friday, 28th February as he explores Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’ & discusses some key aspects of its distinctive local interpretation of international architecture.
About the Talk |
From the froth of a wave and a cloud
I built myself a white city
Stormy, fluid, beautiful
Naomi Shemer, 1960
Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’ is a collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the 1930s in the distinctive International Style – angular white cubes with ribbon windows, heavily inspired by the Bauhaus and Le Corbusier.
Indeed, the collection is listed by UNESCO as perhaps the largest well-preserved grouping of 1930’s International Style.
Michael will present an overview of the White City!
About the Presenter |
Michael Hauptman has been conducting walking tours of Art Deco Sydney for the WEA for over 10 years. He is a Sydney resident and keen amateur enthusiast of modernist architecture.