By Maoz Azaryahu

based in 1909 as a "garden suburb" of the Mediterranean port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv quickly grew to become a version of Jewish self-rule and was once celebrated as a jewel within the crown of Hebrew revival. over the years town has remodeled right into a energetic city, well known for its structure and tradition, openness and power. a tender urban approximately to have fun its one hundredth anniversity, the mythic Tel Aviv keeps to symbolize a basic concept that transcends the actual texture of the town and the typical reviews of its citizens.

Combining historic examine and cultural research, Maoz Azaryahu explores different myths which have been a part of the vernacular and notion of town. He relates Tel Aviv's mythology to its physicality via structures, streets, own reports, and municipal guidelines. With severe perception, he evaluates particular myths and their propagation within the spheres of either professional and pop culture.

Azaryahu explores 3 distinctive levels within the background of the mythic Tel Aviv: "The First Hebrew urban" assesses Tel Aviv as Zionist imaginative and prescient and seed of the particular urban; "Non-Stop urban" depicts stylish, international post-Zionist Tel Aviv; and "The White urban" describes Tel Aviv's architectural panorama, created within the Nineteen Thirties and imbued with nostalgia and native status. Tel Aviv: Mythography of a urban will attract city geographers, cultural historians, students of fantasy, and scholars of Israeli society and culture.

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