For a number of years, the conversation about Israeli architecture revolved around the construction of the so-called White City of Tel Aviv from the 1930s to the 1950s and the legacies of the International Style, which, for the most part, was brought to the country by émigré architects. Over the past two decades, however, historians of the built environment have widened that view, shifting the focus to later periods and moving away from Tel Aviv toward other (at times) more contentious sites. They explored the construction of settlements in East Jerusalem, and even the work of Israeli architects in other countries, such as Iran and Nigeria.1Israel as a Modern Architectural Experimental Lab, 1948–1978 makes an important contribution to this growing body of literature by bringing together case studies of different kinds of buildings in a variety of sites across Israel and outside the country.

In her introduction to...

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