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FRAGMENTS OF A STYLE exhibition
International Style Architecture in Tel Aviv

 

 

Yigal Gawze's photographs capture the abstraction, the simplicity and the optimism of early modernism in Tel Aviv.  

He distils the essence of the Bauhaus to bring it alive in a modern city and concentrates on the subtle effects of natural light upon architecture, a technique that the masters of the modern movement themselves applauded.

  

Nonie Niesewand

author and design editor

was the architectural correspondent for
The Independent newspaper
 

 

 

 Tel Aviv "White City" architecture

 

 

Fragments is a personal inquiry into the aesthetics of an architectural style which has largely defined the urban fabric of Tel Aviv.

The abstract geometry created by the white facades protruding into space against the backdrop of the blue sky was the point of departure for the project. It was counterbalanced and enriched by the focus on past craftsmanship, present in the fine detailing of the banisters, stairs and windows.

I chose to focus on the fragment - an essential part of the structure, which carries within it the genetic code of the whole.

It was also an attempt to convey something of the utopia of the years which saw the building of the "White City". Only in the last part of the work, did I step back to deal with the whole building and its relationship to the street as part of the city.

 

Yigal Gawze, photographer

  


 

 

Tel Aviv White City architecture, FRAGMENTS exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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