Talk / Modernism in 1930’s Tel Aviv – Exploring UNESCO-listed ‘White City’ talk, 28 February, Sydney

Modernism in 1930’s Tel Aviv – Exploring UNESCO-listed ‘White City’
presented by Michael Hauptman

On a recent trip to Israel, society member Michael Hauptman happened upon Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’.

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 1930s International Style buildings.

Michael will present an overview of White City, and describe some key aspects of its distinctive local interpretation of international architecture.

Book your tickets now to find out how this avant-garde European style ended up on the shores of Mediterranean Palestine…

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.

Light refreshments will be served.

Date & time: 7:00–8:30 pm, 28 February 2020
Location: The Australian Institute of Architects Auditorium, Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
Cost: $15-25
Bookings: via this link

Hosted by the Twentieth Century Heritage Society of NSW & ACT.

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