White city black city architecture and war in tel aviv and jaffa a demolition job a revealing study of the myths that surround the unesco celebrated modernist buildings in israel owen hatherley. The intertwined histories of the construction of the gleaming white bauhaus inspired city of tel aviv and the dismantling of the arab city of jaffa this fanon derived urban theory is useful in an array of cities whether in the advanced capitalist countries london paris new york or in the . White city black city in 2004 the city of tel aviv was declared by unesco a world heritage site an exemplar of modernism in architecture and town planning today the hebrew city of tel aviv gleams white against the desert sky its bauhaus inspired architecture betraying few traces of what came before it the arab city of jaffa. 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. White city black city architecture and war in tel aviv and jaffa by sharon rotbard a story of two intertwining narratives which reveal the hidden history of the region where now stands modern
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