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Dreaming gardens : landscape architecture and the making of modern Israel

Author: Kenneth I Helphand; Center for American Places.
Publisher: Santa Fe, N.M. : Center for American Places in association with the University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2002.
Series: Center books on the international scene.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Israeli landscape architects have been integral to their country's development, designing places that have become symbolic icons of the nation. The Valley of the Destroyed Communities at Yad Vashem, Haas-Sherover Promenade in Jerusalem, Ben Gurion's gravesite at Sde Boker, Yarkon Park of Tel Aviv, all of Israel's national parks, university campuses, most kibbutzim, and even entire cities have been designed and
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth I Helphand; Center for American Places.
ISBN: 1930066066 9781930066069
OCLC Number: 50124711
Description: xiv, 239 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Garden and landscape : Gan and Nof --
Talmud and Ulpan --
Stone --
Water --
Plants --
Shaping space --
Culture of use --
Inside/outside : Ha-aretz/Hutz-la-aretz --
Designing change --
Shaping time --
Making the frame --
The next generation.
Series Title: Center books on the international scene.
Responsibility: Kenneth Helphand.
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