bauhaus architecture in tel aviv

on friday, i went on a walking tour of north tel aviv, looking at the many buildings built in the 1920s and 1930s in the bauhaus style. in 2003, unesco declared tel aviv's white city a world cultural heritage site:
the white city (hebrew: העיר הלבנה, ha-ir ha-levana) refers to a collection of 4,000 bauhaus or international style buildings built in tel aviv from the 1920s by german jewish architects who immigrated to pre-state Israel after the rise of the nazis. tel aviv has the largest number of buildings in this style of any city in the world. in 2003, unesco proclaimed tel aviv's white city a world cultural heritage site, as "an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century." the citation recognized the unique adaptation of modern international architectural trends to the cultural, climatic, and local traditions of the city

click here to view a slideshow of my photos. many of the buildings reminded me of fallingwater and other works designed by frank lloyd wright, who preceded and was contemporaneous with this movement.

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