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A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture
by Rafi Segal
Bringing together essays and photographs by leading Israeli practitioners, and complemented by maps, plans and statistical data, A Civilian Occupation explores the processes and repercussions of Israeli planning and its underlying ideology. It demonstrates how, over the last century, planning and architecture have been transformed from everyday professional practices into ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by Verso
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recommended reading for anyone curious about the geography of israel and palestine, but in my opinion the writing was better when it first appeared on opendemocracy.org, where it is still available for free. the book winds up feeling more theoretical and pendantic and academic than the short installments found on opendemocracy, each feeling pragmatic and necessary and grounded in ethics in its own right, some of the most compelling architectural commentary i have read